Sculpture trail backed by Damien Hirst set for Ilfracombe
Art enthusiasts visiting North Devon on their UK caravan holidays will be excited to hear of a Damien Hirst backed sculpture trail, set to feature in the seaside town of Ilfracombe in the near future.
Although still at a planning stage, Damien Hirst has shown an interest in putting his name to the project – which will be another artistic pull for the town.
Councillor Mike Edmunds said: “Unlike Verity, which is permanent, this would be more around the tourist season.”
“At the moment we have had an email to say Damien Hirst is very interested in doing it, but he is up to his eyes in work.”
The project will promote up-and-coming artists, through a path of sculpture plinths located in various spots close to our caravan parks.
Sue Hutchins, organiser of the sculpture trail project, said art in the town was enjoying a period of reinvigoration: “We have eight-plus galleries and of course there’s Verity”
“I think that has certainly attracted artists to the town and there seems to be a real buzz around.”