Six brand-new artworks commissioned by Dorset Council invite you to explore and discover different parts of Weymouth.
Six brand new artworks for Weymouth
Following a national open call, six artists (three Dorset based) were selected to create brand new artworks. Inspired by the town’s maritime history and waterside environment, these beautifully crafted works celebrate Weymouth’s rich heritage and highlight some of the challenges of a future by the sea. Created in a range of media including traditional materials and digital augmented reality, there is plenty to inspire and enjoy.
Steve Geliot – Apparition
Steve Geliot’s augmented reality work creates a playful attraction on the footpath under Swannery Bridge, leading you to explore the wetland RSPB nature reserve beyond. Take your mobile phone scan the code and discover.
Location: Swannery Car Park – under the bridge DT4 7TY
Raphael Daden – The Levels
Raphael Daden’s coloured resin work, located on the seafront promenade near the Jubilee clock raises awareness of climate change and rising sea levels.
Location: Seafront Promenade near the clock tower, DT4 7EB
Denman & Gould – Constant Bearing – A navigational compass chart
Denman & Gould’s coloured cast-concrete and Portland stone seating arrangement in Bond Street square is inspired by nautical navigation charts.
Location: New Bond Street, DT4 8LY
Alex Evans – Duel
Alex Evans’s sculptural stone seating, in Hope Square, reflects on the brewery history of the area and childhood pastimes of crabbing.
Location: Hope Square/Brewers Quay, Cove Street DT4 8TR
Nigel Ross – Time and Tide
Nigel Ross’s bench, carved from a single oak tree, is inspired by storms and the shape of waves. Sited on Stone Pier – the perfect place to sit and watch the boats come into harbour and contemplate the power of the ocean.
Location: Stone Pier, near the cafe, Barrack Road DT4 8DZ
Ben Russell – Reef Dwellers
Ben Russell’s stone-carved corals, based on species found in Weymouth Bay nestle in a raised flower bed on the seafront promenade.
Location: Seafront promenade, DT4 7AT
Weymouth Sculpture Trail has been commissioned by Dorset Council, Weymouth Town Council, managed by b-side CIC