Nine striking new sculptures have appeared around Bridport.

The stunning new artwork, by local artist Greta Berlin, have been added to Bridport Sculpture Trail and sites include Plottingham Field, Riverside Gardens, Borough Gardens and the Millennium Green.

Now in its third year of development under an agreement with the Arts Development Company (ADC), the additions to the trail are part of a generous gift from Greta to Bridport.

The gift has been welcomed by Bridport Town Council.

Bridport-based and Royal College trained artist Isla Chaney instigated the trail in 2019, by placing some of her work in public spaces. Since then, the sculpture trail has evolved with new works by local artists added each year. This year – as well as retaining some established favourite artworks by Brendon Murless, Vik Westaway, Carrie Mason, and Isla Chaney – nine new sculptures by Greta Berlin have been included.

You can pick up a sculpture trail leaflet from Bridport TIC, or download the PDF version, and explore the green spaces surrounding the town.

The sculpture trail is managed and curated by Cleo Evans at ADC on behalf of Bridport Town Council. In the autumn, ADC will being running a public consultation to find out which sculptures have most won the hearts of local people and explore how to continue to grow the sculpture trail into the future.

Councillor Karen Hunt, a member of the panel that selects new sculptures, remarked on the new additions to the trail: “The town council is delighted to have received the gift of sculptures from Greta Berlin in 2022. Our community is rich with highly skilled artists and the sculpture trail provides the opportunity to showcase their talents within our green routes. The trail enhances these green spaces and will be lovely for residents and visitors to discover beautiful and thought-provoking pieces of contemporary art”