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Sculpture Trail 2019

The Sculpture Trail 19 artists are:

Helen Bacon, Luci Coles, Malcolm Curley, Louise Hensby Dixon, Phil Dixon, Tony Fagan, Jo Golesworthy, Laura Harvey, Angela Holmes, Terry Hopkins, Stephen Jobe, Paul Pibworth, Allan Poxton, Peter Stride, Vera Stride, Vita Sumeiko, Marissa Wakefield, Tony Weaver and Victoria Westaway.


So what’s new for 2019?

  • Artists were invited to apply for an exhibition over 3 months in duration, with no application fees to pay
  • 19 artists have been selected
  • Each sculptor will then be offered the opportunity to show up to 6 outdoor works on site.
  • The sculptors have visited the Court and look for specific sites that would suit their work, within the Court’s boundary lines
  • There will also be a 2019 Sculpture Award for the favourite piece voted for by the public throughout the summer.


Important dates

  • 28th February 2019 - deadline for applications
  • 11th March -  successful artists  notified
  • 17th March - selected artists met curators on site
  • 11th March-15th April – selected artists will be requested to send images of finished pieces or work in progress for publicity
  • 15th April - deadline for second forms to be submitted by participating artists confirming detail of the actual work (images, titles, dimensions) and suggested position on the site
  • This information will then be used for the Sculpture Trail map design, labelling and general marketing purposes
  • 17th May - deadline for all works to be delivered to Cockington Court and situated by participating artists
  • 26th May - preview launch of Cockington Court Sculpture Trail 2018 and Installation in the Kitchen Gallery
  • 27th May – Sculpture Trail opens to the public
  • 8th September - Sculpture Trail and Installation Exhibition closes
  • 15th September - all work to be collected from the site by participants


Background

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.