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During workshops we share thoughts on identity & Cornwall, and materials are available to make ‘rubbish sculptures’. The practical art-making task allows the vital identity conversations to flow in a slightly different way than might be usual. In this way the conversations will also be ‘made’ into the small abstract sculptures.
The rubbish sculptures are incorporated in sculptural installations which have shown at Krowji, Tate St Ives and will be part of the forthcoming Flamm.
The Summer and Autumn 2023 workshops draw inspiration from the granite forms of carns of Kernow/Cornwall such as Carn Brea, The Hurlers, Trencrom and Rough Tor and are titled Gwyrdh Glas - Liwyow a Gernow / Colours of Cornwall. The rubbish sculptures made during these workshops will contribute to Sovay’s Gwyrdh Glas installation as part of both Flamm and Lowender in Redruth in October.
During the Gwyrdh Glas workshops participants are invited to make ‘rock’ sculptures of varying sizes from reclaimed material such as cardboard, paper and cloth. We paint the rock sculptures in colours that connect to our identities and relationships with the rocks of Kernow, and we name these colours in Kernewek/Cornish. If a fitting word does not exist, we will create one through conversation and use of Kernewek/Cornish dictionaries loaned to the project by Kowethas an yeth Kernewek.
The colours and their words will be collected in a sample book - Liwyow a Gernow (Colours of Cornwall) which will be added to the MESKLA | Brewyon Drudh archive, and offered to the Cornish Language Office to contribute to the gelyver kernewek (Cornish Dictionary). The Cornish Language Service will adjust the names we’ve created to ensure they ‘make-sense’ within the linguistic rules of the language.
The conversations about colour, Kernow, and granite outcrops, are also taking place with Hospital Rooms workshops, and are informing the new artwork I am making for the Women’s Lounge on Fletcher Ward, Bodmin Community Hospital, Cornwall NHS Foundation Trust .
Please get in touch to share your thoughts on Cornwall and identity, or to book MESKLA workshop.
Workshops are sometimes drop-in, and sometimes bookable, please see each listing for details.
Fri & Sat 27th & 28th October | Lowender Festival, Redruth
Sat & Sun 21st & 22nd October | Flamm Cornwall open drop-in
Tues 10th October 11am - 1pm | The Shire Hall, IntoBodmin for Hospital Rooms’ Cornwall Project
Sat 7th October | Krowji, as part of the Fun Palaces weekend.
Sat 9th September 10am - 4pm | As part of Redruth International Mining and Pasty Festival open drop-in
POSTPONED | The Hurlers with Cornwall Heritage Trust This is a workshop that can be engaged with all day 11-4, or as a drop in activity. Please book via this eventbtire link if you’d like to attend the full session, and bring a packed lunch.
July | Workshops with Fletcher Acute Ward at Bodmin Community Hosptial for Hospital Rooms’ Cornwall Project
Sat 17th June 10am - 4pm | As part of Redruth’s Murdoch Day Celebration
29th April - 1st May | Tate St Ives as part of The Last Weekend
1st March | The Writers’ Block, Redruth
Sat 18th June 1pm - 4pm | The Art Room, Knight’s Arcade, Fore St
As part of Redruth’s Murdoch Day Celebration, Full Programme Here.
Sat 25th June 1pm - 4pm | The Art Room, Knight’s Arcade, Fore St
As part of Speak Cornish Week with Kowethas an Yeth Kernewek
Sat 23rd July 1pm - 4pm | The Art Room, Knight’s Arcade, Fore St
As part of Redruth Celtic Pride
Sat 13th August 11am - 3pm | Market Hall, Redruth
Sat 20th August 11am - 3pm | Market Hall, Redruth
Sun 21st August 4pm - 6pm | St Rumons Social Club, Redruth
As part of the Cornish/Celtic Music Session
Fri 26th August 5 - 7pm | Krowji Splatt Summer Supper
Sat 3rd September 10am - 2pm | Redruth Market
CANCELLED Sat 10th September 1pm - 4pm | The Art Room, Knight’s Arcade, Fore St
As part of Redruth International Mining and Pasty Festival
Friday 16th Sept, 2-5pm, bookable drop-in at CN4C, The Elms, Green Lane, Redruth - please call 01209 310610 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book in.
Sun 18th September 4pm - 6pm | St Rumons Social Club, Redruth
As part of the Cornish/Celtic Music Session
Thursday 8th September 6 - 8pm | small group workshop at Krowji, please email email@example.com to book.
Friday 23rd September 2 - 4pm | small group workshop at Krowji, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
Tuesday 27th September 6 - 8pm | small group workshop at Krowji, please email email@example.com to book.
Sat 29th October 4 - 5:30pm | drop-in making table at Kresen Kernow, no need to book
Sat 5th November 10am - 2pm | Redruth Market