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Coastline Traces: Sefton Coastal Path Sculpture Trail Completed

Coastline Traces
Sefton Coastal Path Sculpture Trail

Over the past five months artists Sian Hughes and Sarah Jane Richards have been working with people from across Sefton to create six sculptures celebrating the cultural, historical and natural diversity of the stunning Sefton Coast.

Sian and Sarah Jane worked with over 144 people including Bridge Inn Community Farm, Creative Alternatives, Go With the Flow and Free Flow art groups, The Brunswick Youth Club, Natural Alternatives, Cambridge Children’s Center and with members of the public to develop unique and original artwork for each of the sculptures.

This project has been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and supported by advice from shipwreck expert Martyn Griffiths, local archaeologist Ron Cowell, and The Atkinsons Joanne Chamberlain, the expert joinery skills with local wheelwright Phill Gregson and his team and has been completed working with Fiona Sunners and John Dempesy of Sefton Coast Landscape Partnership, Sefton Coast & Countryside, Natural England, The National Trust, RSPB and United Utilities.

All six sculptures are now fully installed and placed along the coast. Leaflets will be produced in due course showing a map of the trail, in the meantime you can see the finished pieces, their location, the inspiration behind them and the journey from concept to creation on the website or on the face book page where images of your visits to the sculptures and your feedback are welcome.