The Cornwall Workshop was a six-day intensive residential workshop for artists, curators and critics. It provided a space for discussion, debate and the sharing of ideas around producing, exhibiting and experiencing art in a remote, dispersed, non-urban area. The workshop built on the legacy of The Falmouth Convention, held in May 2010, and addressed the interests and concerns of artists, curators and critics in Cornwall and the South West of England. It was led by the distinguished American artist Mark Dion, Chicago-based art critic Lori Waxman and Sally Tallant, Head of Programmes at the Serpentine Gallery.
Kestle Barton, an ancient Cornish farmstead recently restored and converted into a gallery and holiday cottages, hosted the workshop, providing high quality residential accommodation for participants and workshop leaders. The workshop accommodated ten participants selected from an open submission and a small number of invited international participants.
The Cornwall Workshop was initiated by the independent curator Teresa Gleadowe and developed in collaboration with Tate St Ives under the auspices of the Tate Research Centre: Creative Communities.