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 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 focused on artists’ moving image with an emphasis on analogue technologies; and the fourth was led by Christina Mackie and shaped by her interest in materials and processes. 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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