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New artists for Cockington Court’s Sculpture Trail

9th February 2018

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The curators of the Sculpture Trail are choosing the artists whose work will feature on the 2018 trail.

New for this year, artists across the South West were given the opportunity to apply to have their work installed on the trail at Cockington Court.

With over 50 applications, Cockington Court Centre Director Marissa Wakefield and local artist Phil Dixon have to decide which artists will be designing and creating sculptures for the trail.

Marissa Wakefield said: “This year’s trail builds on the success of last year. Phil and I wanted to develop the project and give more artists the chance to be selected. We are overwhelmed by the quality and ideas of the applications we have received. They have imaginatively thought about where their work will be on the site and have produced sketches and designs inspired by Cockington Court and its grounds. ”

When the successful artists are selected, they will provide further details of the works they will make ready for the launch event on 27 May.

Phil Dixon said:  “Like last year, we will be looking to have an artist in residence as well as a sculpture installation in the Kitchen Gallery in Cockington Court. There will also be a 2018 Sculpture Award for the favourite piece, which will be voted for by the visiting public throughout the summer.”

The Sculpture Trail leads around the grounds of Cockington Court as well as some of the favourite hidden treasures, such as the Walled Art Garden. It extends inside Cockington Court, in the Kitchen Gallery and Manor House, showcasing more examples of all the participating sculptors’ work. 

The Sculpture Trail had over 6,000 visitors in 2017. A number of the artists received commissions and had work sold in the galleries in Cockington Court.

To find out more about the trail visit More updates can be seen on Cockington Court’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

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