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Groundwork this September

The last month of the Groundwork programme is bursting with events & exhibitions!

Groundwork, the season of international contemporary art organised by the Helston-based CAST (Cornubian Arts and Science Trust), has launched the final month of its programme, with new exhibitions throughout September.

The September programme opens with an exhibition of two film works by celebrated artist Andy Holden, installed in the specially constructed projection space at CAST from 1st – 23rd Sep. The weekend of 8th and 9th September will see the launch of an exhibition of Adam Chodzko’s recently restored sculptural vessel, Ghost, running from 9th – 22nd September. Ghost will be presented in Helston’s nineteenth-century band room building, alongside footage recorded on voyages in Cornwall.

On the 9th September, St Ives based artist Naomi Frears will present All Going Nowhere Together, an event taking place in a car park in Cornwall. Cars will gather to listen to the unique and temporary FM radio station, broadcasting new music by DJ Luke Vibert.

The programme unfolds with more exciting events happening over the weekend of 22nd/23rd September. Groundwork’s series of artist-led field trips continues with Rosanna Martin leading a brick clamp kiln firing workshop (21st – 22nd September) on the site of the former brickworks at Trelonk, using lost china clay recovered from the Fal Estuary.

Quite independently of each other, artists Manon de Boer and Ane Hjort Guttu have both made films in which they set out to record the enigmatic constructions their young sons made in their home environments. De Boer’s ‘The Untroubled Mind’ and Hjort Guttu’s ‘How to Become a Non-Artist’ will screen daily from 25th – 30th September. Both artists will visit Cornwall to talk together about their work for a special event at CAST on Saturday 22nd September.

On Sunday 23rd September, head to where ancient woodland meets the sea, as Groundwork presents a very special live concert on Tremayne Quay. Conceived by artist Abigail Reynolds, the performance is timed to coincide with high tide at the autumn equinox. St Keverne Band will perform a composition that slowly focuses the mind toward the pull of the moon, the tides and the rotation of the earth, followed by traditional songs from their repertoire. Come by boat and be prepared to stay in your vessels throughout the performance.

There’s loads more happening throughout the month so for more information about these events and to see the full programme, visit