Devonport Heritage Trail
The Devonport Heritage Trail was a partnership project with the Devonport Regeneration Community Partnership to extend the Waterfront Walkway in to and around Devonport. This allows local residents and visitors to appreciate and learn about Devonport’s heritage alongside attractive public art features designed and developed with local people being actively involved.
Three artists were appointed to help develop the trail with public art features being used to define the route and act as waymarkers.
Gary and Thomas Thrussell
Bodmin-based artists Gary and Thomas Thrussell created up to 90 sculptural discs to act as waymarkers for the trail. Each of the discs is embossed with a different identity based upon its location and community priorities.
Carole Waller created an attractive enhancement to the new Devonport Park Pavilion based upon introducing painted fabric inset between two layers of toughened glass. A series of community art workshops helped develop the images used through screen printing sessions.
Finally Michael Disley from West Yorkshire created five sculptural stone benches for placement along the route. Each bench was carved by local schools and local residents under the guidance and tutelage of Michael.
Trail maps and guides
Devonport Heritage Trail [PDF]
Devonport art strategy [PDF]