• TRAIL 2017 Winners

    After a wonderful summer display of sculptures on Teignmouth seafront, the public have chosen their winners of this years TRAIL  prizes. Special guests the Mayor of Teignmouth Paul Burgess and Toby Buckland presented the prizes to the chosen artists and community groups. Check our website for the full list of winners and wonderful images of

  • Amazing Drone photos of TRAIL at dawn

    Huge thanks to CC Aerial Solutions  for their amazing photos of the TRAIL which they took at 5.30 this morning! TRAIL Wearable Art sponsor template (1)

    recycled art Morth Hope and Renewal
  • Dawlish Community College

    For the TRAIL art exhibition, our idea was making bumble bees and putting them around and inside glass jars. The jars we used were collected from our houses and were recycled, also, some of the bees were made out of the yellow capsules inside kinder eggs. The idea behind this was that the bees in

  • Michelle Greenwood Brown and Rose Bailey – Give Bees a Chance progression

    GIVE BEES A CHANCE Michelle Greenwood-Brown and Rose Bailey “Bumblebees are one of the most endearing insect visitors to any garden. Their furry, colourful bodies and clumsy flight always raise a smile, but they also do an essential job. Without their pollination services many flowers would produce no seeds, and fruit and vegetable yields would suffer.”

  • A 22 year-old has a plan to clear the oceans of plastic – BBC Three

    Eight million tonnes of plastics end up in the world’s oceans every year, strangling seals and sea turtles, becoming ingested by fish, and forming epic stretches of polluted water.Twenty-two year-old Boyan Slat thinks he may just have the answer. Source: A 22 year-old has a plan to clear the oceans of plastic – BBC Three

  • The Waitrose Collective and Steve McGlenThe Waitrose Flower Tower

    “A celebration of creativity, nature and recycling” Made from waney edged timber (a bi product of a local saw mill), offcuts of plywood from the Prop Shop in Exeter and other recycled materials and found objects (sticks) with the plant pots made from old tin cans and the roof tiles made from recycled mdf board. It

  • 1st Bishopsteignton Scout Group,

    1st Bishopsteignton Scout Group is an ever-growing and dynamic group who thoroughly enjoy working towards various badges.  Recently, the Scouts have explored their connection with the world and the enormity of the global scouting movement; 40 million members; 400,000 in the UK alone.   Following the creation of a sculpture down on the Teign estuary

  • Nicci Wonnacott, Arctic Ghost Dress

    Nicci Wonnacott’s practice is titled: LIFE, ART & POLITICS. As an international artist-activist she has a strong background in The Manifesto, through art action /performance, participatory art, site-specifically mapping her body in pubic space, she has performed in New York and Berlin, Holland and Ireland. Working within social commentary, documentation and archiving ,spoken word, text,

  • Clare Seal Empty Nests

     Living in Starcross, I spend much time walking in nature while wondering about why modern society squanders what should be treasured.  My submission for TRAIL, ‘Empty Nests’, explores both this theme of wastefulness and also the sense of the freedom/loss I am experiencing with my daughters moving away from home. I have sewn and knitted

  • Morth – Hope and Renewal

    Reclaimed historic burnt timbers In Oct 2016, fire destroyed buildings on Exeter Cathedral Green.  This was a tragedy.  Yet after tragedy something always emerges. The circle of life continues. Some of these fire-damaged timbers came from trees that grew in the 1500s.  Rather than be thrown away, this wood has a new life. www.morth.co.uk/hope        @morthmorth1

  • Stover School – Makeral Patch

    We have been learning all about the pacific garbage patch and the effect it is having on our oceans, our planet and ourselves as the fish digest more and more plastic, killing eco systems and entering the human food chain The Fish are still to be completed by year 8 at Stover School. They are

  • Deborah Frith

    I made it from scrounged car body panels because I wanted to examine how we view cars and how we view sculpture: that essentially we look at cars in the same way, whether it is something as small as the colour or overall the shape as well as its function, even a modest Corsa, highlighting

  • Malcolm Curley Skipping Snacks

    Keep fit and reduce the load on our NHS!   Recycled materials are the key to my sculptures, the idea being that we can reduce our waste if only we can think of imaginative ways of re-using it.  And I like to create shapes and forms which require imagination to fill in the details, and

  • The Teignmouth Tin Man and his Dog by Mike & Kerry Leaman

    The ‘Tin Man and his Dog’ was inspired by the timeless classic ‘The Wizard of Oz’ written by L. Frank Baum and celebrating its 116th birthday in May of this year. This story has captured the imagination of generations and still is a hit as a novel, film and stage show. The Tin Man and

  • Julia Vella – If There’s No Home For Nature, There’s No Nature.

    I create work that is functional and fun and choose to use recycled materials as this tackles some of the environmental challenges of our time. Our gardens are home to a wide range of living creatures. An average garden could hold over 2,000 different species of insects! With all this diversity of life it is

  • Janec Van Veen – Spiritus Mundi

    Spiritus Mundi   The white dove is symbolic of peace, the holy spirit and the human soul. The television symbolises our obsession with technology and the idea that space for nature is shrinking. The dove is imprisoned within the television, as is its message of hope; it has nowhere to fly.   The sculpture uses

  • TCS Mill Lane Primary School, led by Julia Vella – Insect Housing Scheme

                      Insect housing scheme Over 100 children aged 5 – 11 enjoyed working with artists Julia Vella, Liz Lockyear, Amy McCarthy and Rose Bailey, assisted by students on work experience from Teignmouth Community College to design and build homes for a variety of insects. The children used

  • Michelle Greenwood Brown Carers Workshops – Bees and Flowers Mosaic

        ‘In Bloom’ Bumblebees depend almost entirely on flowers for their food and, like us, they benefit from a varied diet. They use nectar from the flowers as a source of fuel, as it is high in sugar.  The best habitats for bumblebees are those that offer plenty of flowers especially bee-friendly plants such as

  • Teignmouth WI Pots and Tops Octopus

    POTS AND TOPS OCTOPUS   In this the 50th anniversary year of the founding of Teignmouth ( originally Higher Teignmouth) Woman’s Institute ,we are delighted to be taking part in the Sculpture Trail for the first time . Our octopus has been created from recycled yoghurt pots and bottle tops-we drink a lot of tea

  • St Lukes Secondary School Exeter – Perspex structures

                      Local Artist Amy McCarthy has been working with St Lukes school to turn a box of old off cuts of perspex, found at the back of a dark cupboard into these structures. The students from St Lukes have based their designs on their school trip to

  • West Teignmouth Craft Club – Windy Fish

    Using up all the scraps and off cuts from our sewing adventures, with some old sheets and charity shop material thrown in for good measure. These fish are floating in the breeze celebrating Teignmouth’s beautiful clean beaches and remind us to keep them this way. Many thanks to Samantha Hamilton who has made the most

  • In Visible Artists

    In the summer of 2015 Lilli John began: ‘The in -Visible Project’ and created images and a short film in the grounds of the Sharpham Estate with the Totnes Women’s Institute. The in-Visible Project was initially a fashion campaign which grew into a separate movement about women empowerment. In-Visible raises awareness of women in society,

  • Malcolm Curley – Hippo

    https://quirkysculpt.wordpress.com/ Clean water = more wildlife, more fun!   Recycled materials are the key to my sculptures, the idea being that we can reduce our waste if only we can think of imaginative ways of re-using it.  And I like to create shapes and forms which require imagination to fill in the details, and which

  • Malcolm Curley – Does your dog do this?

    Inspired by ‘The Thinker’ (with apologies to Rodin) and trying to get the ‘Bag it!’ message across to keep our environment clean.   Recycled materials are the key to my sculptures, the idea being that we can reduce our waste if only we can think of imaginative ways of re-using it.  And I like to

  • AIMS

    Led by artist Maya Greenwood-Brown

  • Flameworks Artists – Muddy Waters

    A large ceramic and mixed-media installation by 4 professional ceramists and sculptors: Lorraine Gilroy, Verity Newman, Jan O’Highway and Christina Peters, all members of Flameworks in Plymouth. “MUDDY WATERS is based on the symbolically transformative concept of the Lotus rising out of the mud. As sculptors and makers we are all concerned to find ways of making safe

  • Dawlish Community College – Bug hotels

    These insects were constructed by our Year 9 students as part of their first GCSE project on ‘Structures’. We completed research on Bug Hotels, the insects that live in them and artists that work with recycled materials and decided to complete our own artwork using junk materials found in college and at home.   We

  • Fiona Campbell – Resurrection

    Resurrection   Reclaimed steel, copper wire, twine, rope, tar, scrim, netting   This piece was originally created for the Secret Swans Art Trail, an event held recently as part of Frome Festival and to celebrate Black Swan Art Centre’s 30th anniversary this year.   ‘Black Swan’ is a metaphor for the impossible becoming possible.  This

  • Sam Turner

    sturner2@pca.ac.uk For this exhibition I would collect discarded and unused objects (rubbish) from the local area of Teignmouth, putting the items I find into sealed black plastic bags or perhaps found plastic bags, which then would be vacuumed, similar to these experiments/prototypes: I am currently working on these further to produce a bag that can

  • Star Cross History Group – Captain Peacock and Son

    We slammed metal and wooden posts into the ground, and covered 4 of them with plastic fishing-rod cases. The front is wire-based which we can peg into the ground. Peacocks’ Tails were made by the children from Starcross Primary School for the Peacocks’ Tails’ History Trail on St George’s Day. These tails have been incorporated

  • In Visible Artists – TRAIL Inside

    ARTIST STATEMENT: Lili John is a Contemporary Artist based in Totnes, Devon.  Lili is the Creative Director of ‘Sandstorm’ a fashion business and she is a mix media Artist who takes her inspiration from her mixed heritage background and working with women in nature. Lili studied antique porcelain restoration in London in the 1980s, whilst

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  • Anna Neizvestnova

    http://picasaweb.google.com/neizvestnova Artist Statement A literary text is a special internal authoring reality which shows itself through its own semantic signs. It needs no embellishment, no visual additions or explanations. Artist book confronts the reality of plastic simulated with the reality of literature, engaging in a complex game interactions, contradictions, or conflict. These two realities lie

  • CEDA

    The four elements Earth Water Air and Fire inspired our design. We have included flowers and some of the creatures that we live alongside and share our world with and that bring us much pleasure and joy. So our design celebrates the natural world and reminds us that we can all help to take care

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