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

Image: Graham Gaunt © CAST
'Passage for Par', a performance by choreographer Rosemary Lee, was commissioned for Groundwork and created for Par Sands beach in June.

image: Steve Tanner © CAST
Abigail Reynolds and St Keverne Band, 'Tremayne', Sunday 23 September 2018.

Image: Steve Tanner © CAST
Adam Chodzko navigates 'Ghost' around the coast of the Lizard peninsula.

May – September 2018

Groundwork was a project organised by CAST, bringing internationally celebrated art and artists to Cornwall. A season of exhibitions and events ran from 5 May until 30 September 2018. With an emphasis on moving image, sound and performance, the programme presented new commissions and acclaimed works in special venues and outdoor sites.

Contributors to the Groundwork programme included artists, writers, teachers, scientists, geographers, historians, geologists, botanists, film-makers and photographers.


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


Lucy Grant created a festival of shadow and light, art and animation for children and families, running throughout the school summer holidays in Helston.


Adam Chodzko made three visits to Cornwall for Groundwork, taking passengers for voyages in his iconic vessel 'Ghost' in May, June and September.

Francis Alÿs in conversation

Francis Alÿs talked about his work on the opening weekend of an exhibition of his film 'The Silence of Ani' at CAST.

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