The Cornwall Workshop - profiles

Ben Rivers

Artist and filmmaker Ben Rivers was born in Somerset in 1972 and is now based in London. He studied Fine Art at Falmouth School of Art, initially in the sculpture department before moving into photography and super-8 filmmaking. Since completing his degree, he has worked mainly with hand-processed 16mm film and is largely self-taught in this regard. In 1996, he co-founded the Brighton Cinemathèque, which he co-programmed until its demise in 2006. Read More


LUX is a UK-based agency that supports and promotes artists working with the moving image. LUX exists to provide access to, and develop audiences for, artists’ moving image work; to provide professional development support for artists working with the moving image; and to contribute to discourse around practice. Founded in 2002, it builds on a lineage of predecessor organisations, including The London Filmmakers Co-operative, London Video Arts and The Lux Centre, with a history stretching back to the 1960s.

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Teresa Gleadowe

Teresa Gleadowe is a curator, writer and editor with extensive experience in the contemporary visual arts in the UK and internationally. She worked as an Exhibition Officer and then as Assistant Director of the Visual Arts Department of the British Council from 1977 to 1989 before being appointed Head of Information at the Tate Gallery in 1989. Read More


Eleven participants have been selected from the open submission: Richard Broomhall, Allister Gall, Maud Hewlings, Ben James, Mark Jenkin, Jacqui Knight, Anya Lewin, Elizabeth Masterton, Abigail Reynolds, Marcy Saude and Melanie Stidolph. Read More

International participants

Participants in previous Cornwall Workshops emphasised the value of working with international colleagues, to extend the range of art practices and exhibition models discussed, increase international connectedness and provide opportunities for networking.

A small number of international participants have again been invited to participate in the Workshop, with the support of their own institutions and of overseas cultural agencies: Łukasz Mojsak, Roberto Scalmana, Laura Simpson, Kate Strain and Raluca Voinea. Read More

Additional guests

Artists, curators and writers from the region will be invited to contribute to selected events and offered opportunities to participate in social events during the course of the Workshop.