The sculptures on Teignmouth seafront are exposed to the elements for 3 months and then relocated to various exhibition venues. Some artworks go on to have a long life, on one hand a blessing as a lot of man hours and creativity go into the sculptures but on the other highlights the longevity of rubbish being released into the natural environment as landfill or litter. Some sculptures are semi-permanent made from materials that degrade, not always biodegrade, adding an unseen toxic waste into the environment.
Teignmouth http://itisourworld.org/involver/t-r-a-i-l/ TRAIL is featured on the UN website for World Environment Day Thursday 5th June.
Some of our images will be on the big screen at Waterloo Station at the launch. Can you please tweet and facebook this amazing opportunity for schools and youth organisations to have their environmental artwork on the UN website http://itisourworld.org from September 2014. Lots of local schools have taken part in TRAIL since 2005 and some of their artwork is featured on the UN site.
The TRAIL team has also built an igloo at Living Coast, Torquay supporting the Pole to Pole Campaign involving European Zoos. www.eaza.net/ A second version will be on Teignmouth Seafront this summer alongside a Polar Bear from the Arctic Campaign supplied by Green peace. It is TRAIL’s 10th anniversary. www.trail.org.uk