Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Hit the trail

Now that I've returned from my recent adventures, mostly I find myself just wanting to get back out of town. Devon would be quite nice... And here's an excuse to go:

The Recycled Art Trail, South Devon, 19 July - 6 September

Now in its fifth year, artworks created for TRAIL will be in place along the South Devon coast linking Shaldon, Teignmouth and Dawlish for seven weeks. A Recycled Art in Landscape project, the event will feature dozens of structures created by local and national artists as well as Devon community project groups. Predominantly made from waste materials and designed to highlight concerns about the environment and climate change, the individual sculptures showcase the creative talents of the artists involved and an opportunity for the public to experience art in unexpected places.

Among the many original works on display will be The Hub (a giant ammonite fossil made from 1,500 old hub caps), a Tyre Rainbow, a Mosaic Bench and a huge sphere created entirely from around 2,500 tin cans.

In addition, TRAIL will showcase wearable art in the Carlton Theatre in Teignmouth on 27 July. Artists have let their imaginations run riot to create an array of extreme costumes from those made of bubble wrap to others inspired by mythical sea creatures. Tickets for the catwalk show and collaborative performances featuring music and poetry are available from July 1st at Teignmouth Tourist Information Centre, 01626 215666.

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