A new virtual festival celebrating clay culture
The Austell Project launches an exciting new virtual festival, hosted entirely digitally, on September 19th, 2020 – via the website (austellproject.co.uk), Facebook and Instagram.
The first of its kind for the town, this new online experience is offering a specially curated collection of content that’s readily accessible online, for free.
The exciting online line-up is themed around the Whitegold Projects – celebrating ceramics and clay country, called ‘Window into Whitegold’.
The programme’s variety includes virtual art exhibitions, talks, workshops, interactive activities, roundtable discussions and short films – cleverly designed to dip in and out of and easy to navigate.
Boasting over 5 hours of available footage, from September 19th, it will enable viewers to enjoy and engage with the festival as it unfolds, from home, or catch-up at their leisure.
The new digital format replaces the Whitegold Festival of Clay, for 2020, which the Austell Project usually hold in the town centre – but were postponed after careful consideration for public safety, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Window into Whitegold element offers a deep dive into the plethora of activities and community initiatives beneath the Project’s umbrella – bringing together the International Ceramics Prize, the experimental clay works Brickfield and internationally recognised makers exhibiting specialist ceramic commissions for St Austell.
The full festival programme is be available on the Austell Project website – with a live stream beginning at (11am), running until (8pm) on September 19th, 2020.
For further information about how to get involved please visit the website and check-out @austellproject on Instagram and Facebook.