Sculpture Trail 2018


Sculptor Phil Dixon and Cockington Court Centre Director and artist Marissa Wakefield met in October 2016, and decided to run the very first sculpture trail in Torbay at Cockington Court.

This idea was hugely supported by TDA, who not only gave permission to use Cockington Court as the venue but also kindly offered to provide marketing and a preview evening to launch the trail.

2017- The Art Path, Sculpture Trail and Exhibition

  • 17 local artists took part
  • The trail was launched in April and the preview night was a huge success, over 250 guests attended the event
  • The trail continued to be a success throughout the summer and generated over 6,000 visitors engaging in the trail. Work sold and commissions were taken.

2018- The Art Path, Sculpture Trail and Kitchen Gallery Installation

  • 18 local artists took part
  • The trail was launched in May and ran until September
  • The trail again was hugely successful and generated a great deal of visitors, sales and publicity. It also resulted in an amazing time lapse being created by the Shorely
  • We also introduced the Sculpture Award for the favourite piece voted for by the public throughout the summer. The 2018 award was presented to Jane Clift.

Here's a 1 minute hyperlapse of the 2018 trail:

2018 was the second year the trail has taken place, and we had a fantastic number of visitors throughout the summer and some lovely feedback. 

A huge thank you to all the makers for creating such great pieces of work and to all the visitors we've had from far and wide.

The 2018 artists

Here's the artists who helped make the Sculpture Trail such a success. Find out their history and inspirations for their creations.