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The fourth Cornwall Workshop will be led by internationally celebrated artist Christina Mackie. Like its predecessors, this will be a week-long intensive residential workshop for artists, curators and writers based in Cornwall and the South West, organised by CAST and hosted at Kestle Barton on the Lizard peninsula.

The Cornwall Workshop provides a space for discussion, debate and the sharing of ideas around producing, exhibiting and experiencing art. The 2017 workshop offers a space in which to explore a range of ideas suggested by Christina Mackie’s interests and work. We hope that it will also generate ‘wanderings and conversations’ that can be shared on the Groundwork website and contribute to the development of the Groundwork programme.

Christina Mackie is best known for her composite sculptural installations, which unite disparate elements in a state of temporary synthesis. The workshop programme will be shaped by her interest in materials and processes, and in observing and activating the subtle chains of association through which things relate to one another – intuitively or formally.

The first Cornwall Workshop was held in October 2011, the second in October 2013 and the third in March 2016. The Archive section contains records of each workshop and includes artists’ reports by Abigail Reynolds and Simon Bayliss.

Kestle Barton, an ancient Cornish farmstead restored and converted into a gallery and holiday cottages, hosts the workshop, providing high quality residential accommodation for participants and workshop leaders. This workshop will accommodate twelve participants selected from an open submission.

For further details see How to Apply.

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