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Cockington Court’s Sculpture Trail is back, and this year it’s insect themed!

The popular Cockington Court Sculpture Trail, which sees contemporary sculptures appear around the grounds of Cockington Court is set to return for 2022 and this year’s ‘insect’ theme promises a stunning display of fascinating pieces.

The sculpture trail attracts hundreds of visitors including art and culture enthusiasts, as well as families and children to explore the trail.

The trail itself leads around the grounds of Cockington Court, the gallery and extends inside the Manor House. It is delivered in partnership by local artist Phil Dixon and Cockington Court Centre Director, and artist, Marissa Wakefield.

Earlier this year artists across the South West were invited to apply to have their work included in the Sculpture Trail, and the selection panel have now announced 22 artists selected to design and create sculptures for 2022.

Marissa Wakefield said “After the break due to Covid, we are so excited to bring back the Sculpture Trail for 2022. This year’s insect theme has inspired some fantastic pieces of work and I can’t wait to see the pieces take shape and take up home for the summer months at Cockington. The sculptures selected are a mix of styles and materials that will inspire and engage everyone who comes to visit.”

Marissa continued; “This is a free attraction and key event in our calendar that helps to make art accessible to all. Plus, as a special addition to this year, we are delighted to welcome and feature award-winning and renowned sculpture artist, Nik Burns. Nik will be hosting a solo exhibition in the Kitchen Gallery called, ‘Nature with Machine.’ This will be a wonderful collection of insect sculptures – often giant versions, made from metalwork and wood taking on a fantastically science fiction feel! This solo exhibition will complement the trail perfectly and we can’t wait to see exactly what Nik has planned.”

The Cockington Sculpture Trail will open to the public on 30 July 2022, with a special preview night planned for 29 July. The Nik Burns exhibition will be running from 30 July to 30 October 2022. Both events are free of charge.

Date Published:  11th July 2022

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