GORTHWEDH/CONTRASTS

Throughout 2019, I will be working as the lead artist on a new project in collaboration with the National Trust and architecture students at Falmouth University, exploring the heritage, histories and hidden stories of the Tin Coast in Cornwall.

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Gorthwedh (Cornish for ‘Contrasts’) is an opportunity for me to immerse myself in the communities of St Just and Pendeen, to speak to its residents, look at the industries, the people and the beauty of this dramatic landscape. The work created from the research phase of this project will be exhibited in a temporary structure, conceived and built by students at Falmouth, in collaboration with myself, erected at a location somewhere along the Tin Coast in late 2019.

Gorthwedh is part of a nationwide National Trust project in 2019, entitled People’s Landscapes, featuring new work from the likes of Jarvis Cocker, Jeremy Deller, Bob and Roberta Smith, and many more. You can read more about it all here.