End of a Successful TRAIL

TRAIL 2010 has come to an end after thrilling many people with the excellence of the seafront sculptures dotted from Shaldon to Dawlish and the high standard of the internal Gallery exhibition. The event was extended this year so that the display was still available for the arrival of the Tour of Britain to Teignmouth.

At the recent awards evening Amy McCarthy was presented with the South West Water (SWW) Artists Award for her Kaleidoboat along with a cheque. Cathy McGarvey from South West Water praised the sculptor for her craftsmanship and imagination to produce such a colourful entry - see the SWW news item about TRAIL.

Sid the Seagull, a bird with attitude, caught the imagination of the public and swooped off with the Public Choice Award. With their entry Hazeldown School captured the arrogance of gulls which have lost their fear of people and have become a public nuisance turning out rubbish bins and actually believing they have been invited to share your lunch with you.

The Community award was presented by Jenny Harriman, representing last years winning group, who said it is great that TRAIL was totally inclusive and that Community Groups were given the opportunity to showcase their work in public places. The award was shared between Hollacombe Arts for the Vertical Garden and Stepping Out - Art and Crafts - Adult and Community Learning Torquay for their entry The Future so Bright.

The TRAIL Gallery Exhibition ran for 6 weeks and, as usual, attracted large numbers of people and was the first user of the recently re-opened TAAG Arts and Community Centre in Northumberland Place, Teignmouth. This facility now offers artists and the wider community a public area for displays and exhibitions, a meeting room, an area for film showing, open areas for workshops and other events and is being extended to provide more workshop space and the facilities are available for all to use at reasonable charges. See for more details and events.

Wearable Art achieved much acclaim last July and TRAIL in conjunction with the Teignmouth Players are offering the chance to be part of this years event at the Carlton on November 14th.
All that is needed is access to some recycled materials and a good imagination. Think recycled materials, moving sculpture, walking paintings and projections. Consider incorporating lighting, music, dance and the spoken word into your artwork. TRAIL wants to be surprised and expects the unpredictable.

The closing date for entries has been extended to October 10th - further details from wearable.htm

TRAIL will be back in 2011 with the outside Sculpture Trail opening on the 17th July and the Gallery Exhibition commencing on August 7th