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Bridport Sculpture Trail 2021

Bridport Town Council working with the Arts Development Company and Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty team have been supporting the establishment of a sculpture trail for Bridport.  In this second year of the initiative new sculptures are being added and some old favourites kept on for another year.

The sculpture trail has been well received by residents and visitors alike. During August 2021 new works will appear in locations around the Town and along Bridports Green Route; a 3 mile walk around the historic market.

Take a walk around town and see if you can spot the new sculptures. You will find works by; Isla Chaney, Greta Berlin, Brendon Murless, Vik Westaway, Carrie Mason and Sarah Jane Ross in the green spaces surrounding the town.  Sites include Asker Meadows, Plottingham Field, Riverside Gardens, Borough Gardens and the Millenium Green.

The sculpture trail is managed and curated by Cleo Evans at The Arts Development Company on behalf of Bridport Town Council. Each year a call goes out to local artists to submit new works. A Panel, including Town councillors, select pieces that enhance the natural beauty of the green spaces, create unique and imaginative experiences, and will add to the wellbeing of local citizens and visitors.

Downloadable Map of the Sculpture Trail 2021
Bridport Sculpture Trail 2021 (map only)

Title: Fish Eagle.  Artist: Greta Berlin.

Description: Figurative works inspired by human condition and nature, Greta’s work reflects her take of the world.  Birds and dogs being great inspiration encompassing so many characters, elegant to clumsy, funny to menacing.

Website: www.gretaberlinsculpture.com

Title: Sea Breeze Blocks. Artist: Sarah Jane Ross.

Description: This piece asks us to make a connection between the permanence of the breeze block material, commonly used in foundations, with concerns over fluctuating fish stocks and the uncertainty of the fishing industry – one of the foundations of this area.

Website: www.sarahjaneross.com

Title: Shrouded in Cloud. Artist: Deborah Duffin.

Description: This three-dimensional piece has emerged from many years of drawing the energy, movement and life contained within our natural processes. At the same time, it is a subtle comment on the waste we create, while making something of beauty from stuff that would otherwise have been consigned to landfill.

Website: www.deborahduffin.co.uk

Title: The Air We Breathe. Artist: Brendon Murless.

Description: I wanted to highlight the importance of trees, for air and life, by showing the clear structural similarities in our lungs and the branches of a tree.

Website: www.brendonmurless.com

Title: Part of the Whole. Artist: Isla Chaney.

Description: About the interconnectedness of all life.  A part of the greater whole taken out of context, seen in isolation.  Making reference to the many and varied elements that make up our natural world.  Its reflective yet defused surface make the piece, although in place, seem slightly out of step, as we are out of sync currently with our own life giving environment.

Website: www.islachaney.com

Title: Stalking Dog. Artist: Greta Berlin.

Description: Figurative works inspired by human condition and nature, Greta’s work reflects her take of the world. Birds and dogs being great inspiration encompassing so many characters, elegant to clumsy, funny to menacing.

Website: www.gretaberlinsculpture.com

Bird sculpture by Greta Berlin

By Greta Berlin

Tree Pods by Vik Westaway

Title: Tree Pods. Artist: Vik Westaway.

Bird sculpture by Greta Berlin

By Greta Berlin

 

 

 

 

Title: Bus Station Installation.  Artist: Isla Chaney.

 

 

 

Title: Unravelling Time.  Artist: Carrie Mason.

 

Councillor Karen Hunt, was a member of the panel that selected the sculptures remarked on the new additions to the trail:

The town council is delighted to be able to instigate this new sculpture trail around Bridport.  Our community is rich with highly skilled artists and here is an opportunity to showcase their talents within the green routes. The trail enhances these green spaces and will be lovely for residents and visitors to discover beautiful and thought-provoking pieces of contemporary art.

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