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The Cornwall Workshop is a weeklong intensive residential workshop for artists, curators and critics. It provides 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 the second in October 2013. This website provides an archive of both workshops.

Mark Dion led the first Workshop and Simon Starling led the second. The 2013 Workshop opened with communal walks devised and led by Hamish Fulton, 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’. Both Workshops included writing sessions, led by critic Lori Waxman in 2011, and curator and writer Ellen Mara De Wachter in 2013.

The Workshops were held at Kestle Barton, which provided residential accommodation for participants and workshop leaders. Each Workshop accommodated ten to twelve participants, selected from an open call to artists, curators and critics in Cornwall and the South West, and a small number of invited international curators.

The Cornwall Workshops were convened by the independent curator Teresa Gleadowe. The first workshop was organised in partnership with Tate St Ives, and the second was organised by CAST. A record of the first and second Cornwall Workshops is retained in the Archive section of this website.

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