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The Cornwall Workshop is a weeklong intensive residential workshop for artists, curators and writers based in the South West. The 2016 Workshop will be led by acclaimed British artist and filmmaker Ben Rivers and will focus on artists’ moving image practices, with an emphasis on analogue technologies. It will be programmed with LUX, the national agency that supports and promotes artists working with the moving image.

The Cornwall 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 the second in October 2013. A record of both workshops is retained here in the Archive section.

Kestle Barton, an ancient Cornish farmstead recently restored and converted into a gallery and holiday cottages, is hosting 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 participants.

For further details see How to Apply.

The Cornwall Workshop is organised by the Cornubian Arts & Science Trust (CAST) and is presented in partnership with LUX, Kestle Barton Trust and Tate St Ives, with support from Visual Arts South West, Plymouth College of Art, Creative Skills, The School of Film and Television and the School of Art at Falmouth University, the Polish Cultural Institute, London and Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como. LUX’s contribution to The Cornwall Workshop is presented as part of an organisational residency at Tate St Ives during March and April 2016.

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