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 next Cornwall Workshop will be held from 8 to 15 March 2024 and will be led by internationally celebrated artist Mike Nelson.

The first Cornwall Workshop was held in October 2011, 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, in October 2017, was led by artist Christina Mackie with critic Chris Fite-Wassilak. All these workshops contributed to the development of the Groundwork programme, which culminated in a programme of international contemporary art in the summer of 2018. The fifth Cornwall Workshop was held in October 2019, devised and led by artist Andy Holden, and including contributions by ornithologist Peter Holden and experiments in sound recording with composer and artist Mira Calix. The sixth Cornwall workshop took place in March 2022 and was led by artist Elizabeth Price.

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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