Image: Loe Bar, Cornwall
courtesy Richard Broomhall, 2016

Image: Par beach near St Austell
Mike Newman, 2017

Image: Goonhilly Downs on the Lizard peninsula
courtesy Richard Broomhall, 2016

May – September 2018

Opening bank holiday weekend: 5–7 May

Groundwork is a three-year project, organised by CAST, bringing internationally celebrated art and artists to Cornwall. Field trips, workshops and a learning programme during 2016 and 2017 are building towards a programme of new commissions and sited work, opening in May 2018.


Groundwork will present a season of exceptional international contemporary art in locations across West Cornwall.


Podcasts, short films, audio recordings and texts reflect on field trips, workshops, talks and research undertaken as part of Groundwork.

A woman speaking at a lecturn

The Dancing Museum

Curator Catherine Wood gives a lecture about her work programming live performance projects at Tate Modern.

People standing on a cliff edge

A Banishment Spell

Lucy Stein reflects on a workshop held at The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic in Boscastle with clients of the charity Addaction.

An information sign attached to a wooden fence

Clay Gut Landscaping

Adam Chodzko reflects on bodies, consumption and assimilation, inspired by excursions into the man-made landscapes of Cornwall's Clay Country.

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