The Cornwall Workshop is 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 fifth Cornwall Workshop will take place from 11 to 18 October 2019 at Kestle Barton. It will be led by Andy Holden and loosely structured around his interests in landscape, making judgements, and assembling fragments to make sense of a rapidly changing world. A selection of writings, films and musical works will frame the week-long conversation. More information about how to apply will be published soon. To receive news about the application process sign up for updates.

The workshop provides a space for discussion, debate and the sharing of ideas around producing, exhibiting and experiencing art. Workshops involve walks, field trips, communal meals, presentations from participants and guest speakers.

The first Cornwall Workshop was held in October 2011 and led by artist Mark Dion and critic Lori Waxman. The second was held in October 2013, led by artists Simon Starling and Hamish Fulton; the third, held in March 2016 and organised in partnership with LUX, was led by artist and filmmaker Ben Rivers; and the fourth was led by Christina Mackie. All four workshops contributed to the development of the Groundwork programme.

The Archive section contains records of each workshop and includes reports by artists, writers and guest contributors and responses from participants.

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. 

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