Friday, 19 August 2011

TRAIL - Recycled Art in Teignbridge

The TRAIL (Teignbridge Recycled Art In Landscape) festival of environmental sculptures features 34 works - from a wide variety of contributors - displayed in the open air on the South West coastal path between Dawlish and Shaldon. There is also an exhibition of smaller works at TAAG in Teignmouth. Here is a selection of the pieces on Teignmouth seafront:

Oceana - ACE No pressure group

Raindrops - Amy McCarthy

Chameleon 2011 - Fiona Campbel

They shall inherit the earth ... - Janec van Veen

Happiness is just a teardrop away - Stepping Out LD programme

Coloured Wings - Limited Edition group

The pictures alone don't do the works justice and there are many more to see. The accompanying descriptions and the ingenuity of the materials both contribute to the pieces - and it's fascinating to listen to people discussing the merits/demerits of each piece as you walk along the front.

Bottle top brooches - Amy McCarthy

The exhibition at TAAG is also well worth a look. There are wire pieces by Deborah Duffin, glass objects - including bottle-top brooches - by Amy McCarthy, textile work by Jill Harbottle, characteristic paintings by Jane Burt, sculptures by Peter and Vera Stride, and some great collages by Gill Bowley (dedicated to Kurt Schwitters!). The exhibition ends on 2nd September.

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