The Cornwall Workshop is a weeklong intensive residential workshop for artists, curators and critics. The 2013 Workshop will be led by the artist Simon Starling and will provide a space for discussion, debate and the sharing of ideas. The workshop builds on the legacy of The Falmouth Convention, 2010, and The Penzance Convention, 2012, and addresses the interests and concerns of artists, curators and critics in Cornwall and the South West of England. The first Cornwall Workshop was held in October 2011 and was led by the artist Mark Dion with critic Lori Waxman.
The Cornwall Workshop will open with communal walks led by the artist Hamish Fulton on the weekend of 19/20 October. The walks are organised in partnership with Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange to mark the 40th anniversary of Fulton’s commitment to ‘only make art resulting from the experience of individual walks’. They will take place in the Penzance area. We are seeking volunteers to perform the walks, which are simple in structure but require concentration and discipline. If you would like to take part, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kestle Barton, an ancient Cornish farmstead, recently restored and converted into a gallery and holiday cottages, will host the workshop, providing high quality residential accommodation for participants and workshop leaders. The workshop will accommodate ten participants selected from an open submission and a small number of invited international curators. For further details see How to apply.
The Cornwall Workshop 2013 is convened by the independent curator Teresa Gleadowe, working with Phil Rushworth as producer. It is organised under the auspices of the Cornubian Arts & Science Trust (CAST) and in partnership with Kestle Barton and Visual Arts South West. It is supported by Tate St Ives, Plymouth College of Art, Falmouth University, FEAST, Visual Arts South West, Borlase Smart John Wells Trust and the Double ‘O’ charity, with in-kind support from First Great Western, Two and
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