Groundwork | Opening Weekend 5 – 7 May | various locations in West Cornwall



A season of international contemporary art in Cornwall

May – September 2018

Opening bank holiday weekend: 05 – 07 May 2018

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With a focus on place and an emphasis on moving image, sound and performance, Groundwork is a season of exceptional international contemporary art in Cornwall from May – September 2018. Organised by CAST (Cornubian Arts & Science Trust) in Helston, the programme will present exhibitions of new commissions made in Cornwall, together with existing works by internationally acclaimed artists, and one-off events in unusual locations across South West Cornwall.

Groundwork opens on the bank holiday weekend 05 – 07 May, with exhibitions in and around Helston. A sculptural installation by artist Christina Mackie will open in the King’s Room at National Trust Godolphin; a new moving image work by artist duo Semiconductor and a film by artist Simon Starling will be sited at Goonhilly Earth Station on the Lizard peninsula; Helston Museum will host an installation of work by Irish artist Sean Lynch; a new commission by Dutch artist Manon de Boer will be shown at Kestle Barton and an exhibition of work by Turner Prize and Oscar winner, Steve McQueen will be presented at CAST.

A number of special one-off events will also take place over the opening weekend. You can find more information about these and about exhibitions throughout the summer by visiting the Groundwork website.

CAST will be the hub for Groundwork activity and CAST Café will be open for extended hours over the opening weekend and throughout the programme.


Groundwork is organised by CAST (Cornubian Arts & Science Trust)

in partnership with Kestle Barton, Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange and Tate St Ives.

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