We’ve selected and installed five new artworks in the Langmoor and Lister gardens, as part of our much-loved Lyme Regis Sculpture Trail.

Your can now enjoy contemporary artworks by six South-West artists: Brendon Murless, Clare Trenchard, Isla Chaney, Kit Benwell, Michael Fairfax and Victoria Westaway. Their sculptures can be found clambering up trees, nestled among the plants, and resting across benches.

The gardens, in the heart of Lyme Regis, have been home to the sculpture trail since 2015. Perched above the beach, with far-reaching views to the Cobb and coastline beyond, the gardens provide a perfect outdoor gallery for contemporary art.

The sculpture trail is managed and curated by our Arts and Environments lead Cleo Evans at The Arts Development Company, in liaison with Lyme Regis Town Council. Each year, Cleo selects, curates and installs new artworks, with the help of their freelance project manager Nicola Hawkins. Together they aim to enhance the natural beauty of the gardens, create unique and imaginative experiences, and improve the wellbeing of local citizens and visitors. 

 Deputy Town Clerk of Lyme Regis Town Council, Mark Green, remarked on the new additions to the trail:

“The town council is delighted to be able to host the sculpture trail within the Lister and Langmoor Gardens. We hope that the trail enhances the gardens and that visitors to it will enjoy the opportunity to relax, take in the wonderful views of the Jurassic Coast and the working harbour whilst discovering beautiful and thought-provoking pieces of contemporary art” 

The Lyme Regis Sculpture trail is a permanent installation and is kindly supported and funded by Lyme Regis Town Council, Hix Oyster and Fish House and Lyme Bay Holidays.

Some of the artworks are for sale. Please contact hello@theartsdevelopmentcompany.org.uk for more information.

Images from left to right: Serenity by Brendon Murless, Juggler by Clare Trenchard, In Search of Connection by Isla Chaney

Images from left to right: The Reader by Victoria Westaway, Chesil 6 by Kit Benwell