• Free workshops for all

    TRAIL in association with TAAG have begun FREE art and craft workshops open to everyone. The workshops are running every day 10am – 12pm and 2pm – 4pm until  the 4th September All resources are provided as is a warm welcome on arrival We look forward to seeing you all there. TAAG 4-5 Northumberland Place,

  • Wallace is getting ready

    Come and join us at Teignmouth Seafront today, tomorrow and Thursday, to meet Wallace the wet wipe monster and the Marine Conservation Society for lots of fun activities and information. The TRAIL team will be waiting to meet and great all from 11 Am each day on the seafront. See you there….

  • Drone video to go live …

    Thanks to CC Aerial Solutions, TRAIL 2017 has had amazing capture from land level and drone imagery too, all will be revealed this evening here on our website and to follow on facebook.

  • 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)

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  • Sculpture TRAIL 2017 Voting NOW OPEN

    The vote to decide the winner of the public vote and the community prize has now begun. Place your vote now for your favourite sculpture in the 2017 Outdoor Sculpture TRAIL You can vote online at www.trailart.co.uk at Teignmouth Arts Action Group – TAAG CIC,  Pavilions Terignmouth or Teignbridge Leisure Resort Office Good luck to

  • CC Aerial Solutions Drone capture of Sculpture TRAIL

    News just in…. CC Aerial Solutions have kindly agreed to capture the sculpture TRAIL 2017 on film Filming will take place after the full installation of the sculpture TRAIL. The drone and other filming CC Aerial Solutions has offered TRAIL helps us to make art accessible to a wider audience and gives us images of

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  • 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.”

  • Waitrose Teignmouth, Community Matters Green Token Collection all JULY

    Waitrose Teignmouth have kindly placed us in their Community Matters Token collection this month. Please help to support TRAIL by popping the green token you are given at the counter of Waitrose Teignmouth into TRAILS token collection box near the exit of the shop. Each token goes towards a higher donation of funds from Waitrose

  • 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

  • Starting Soon . . . . . . . . . .

    Come and join us at TAAG,  Sundays from 14th May, 2;30 -4:30 pm for our recycled art workshops. Help us create recycled sculpture for this years sculpture TRAIL on Teignmouth seafront. Workshops are all free & fun for ages 7-16 years. We look forward to seeing you there.

  • 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

  • Help TRAIL get up to £5000 funding with Tesco Bags of Help

    TRAIL is thrilled to announce we have be selected for the Tesco Bags of Help project! Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative across England and Wales. The scheme sees three community groups and projects in each of around 200 Tesco regions awarded grants of £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000 –

  • 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

  • New for 2017 – Growing Green Sculpture Award

    Here at TRAIL HQ we are getting excited about another year of environmental sculpture and are pleased to announce a new category of award for our TRAIL to encourage sculptures incorporating planting. We got the idea having discussed how to make the sculpture trail have less impact on the flower beds, which led to us

  • Rounding up TRAIL 2016 and rolling out our plans for 2017

    What a great year 2016 has been for TRAIL! As well as a great exhibition, we worked hard to raise money for lots of funded community workshops and have been able to fulfil our core aim of raising awareness of environmental issues and recycling through art. We were also joined by the Met Office for

  • Met Office Sandscape Day 2

                  The second day of the Met Office Sandscape on Teignmouth Beach! Another great day with lovely weather. Many thanks to the Met Office Staff and our TRAIL volunteers for all their hard work. We have had great feed back from participants.

  • Met Office / TRAIL Sandscape

    The Met Office have spent the day with us on Teignmouth Beach holding sand sculpting workshops, building a sand city and then blowing dry ice through the city to show how air pollution works and affects our health and environment. Sandscape is an interactive sand sculpture workshop about how weather and climate affect our health

  • It’s almost TRAIL time!!!!

    Our volunteer team have been working extremely hard to get this year’s show together, and wow what a show we have this year! We have 30 sculptures along the sea front all made from recycled materials from artists as far away as Russia, Austria and from Somerset and Cornwall. TRAIL is one of the few

  • 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

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