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

Water music at Tremayne

Working with St Keverne band and bandleader Gareth Churcher, artist Abigail Reynolds devised an exceptional musical event for the autumn equinox.


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.

Steve McQueen in conversation

Steve McQueen discussed his work in conversation with Nicholas Serota, former Director of Tate.

Peter Doig in conversation

Painter Peter Doig talked about his work with curator Matthew Higgs at Falmouth School of Art.

Passage for Par

Groundwork commissioned acclaimed choreographer Rosemary Lee to create a new performance specially for Par Sands beach.

Tracing Granite

Artist and quarryman David Paton offers an introduction to the world of Cornwall’s most distinctive stone, granite, with assistance from
Cornish geologist Beth Simons.

In Search of a White Cross

Writer Patrick Langley reports on a four-day field trip across the granite landscapes of Cornwall and Devon.

Landscape Painters Anonymous

Sharing personal meditations on the subject of landscape painting, Simon Bayliss describes a group expedition from St Ives to Trencrom Hill in September drizzle.

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 recalls 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.

Three men talking, seated at a table

Archival Extraction

Ivor Bowditch and Derek Giles of the China Clay History Society describe the processes involved in the extraction and refinement of China Clay.

Solstice Walk

Abigail Reynolds's podcast records an overnight group walk across the Lizard peninsula on the summer solstice.

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