Guided Tour:  Whitegold Art Trail
10:30 – 11:30am 26th June
Meet in South Square, White River Place, St Austell town centre

Dr Alex Murdin, Curator of the Whitegold Project, will give a personal guided tour of some of new public art projects around the town – how they were made and the inspiration behind them.

Free but numbers limited to 30 – you must book via eventbrite.

No tickets? Self-guide with the Whitegold Art Trail on the Discover St Austell app. 

Simon Bayliss Project

Tana West: Panorama

8th June – 1st July 2021
Upstairs at The Market House, St Austell Town Centre
Free entry

You are invited to step into ‘A View from a Distance’ created by internationally renowned ceramic artist, Tana West.

Inspired by early 19th century wallpaper depicting the Bay of Naples that originally hung in the White Hart Hotel in St Austell, Tana has created a semi-circular hand painted ceramic panorama. You are invited to step into the 5m long scene made up of 18 panels and take in the view.

Paul Jackson:  3 Font Bowls

10am – 4pm 26th June
Holy Trinity Church, St Austell Town Centre
Free Entry

Paul Jackson will be showing three Font Bowls in Holy Trinity Church to coincide with Green and Whitegold Festival.

The original Bowl was inspired by the Norman font at Holy Trinity Church and the sister font at Luxulyan, and features Norman Nordic imagery.

The second is based on the stupa in the porch of St Austell church, reflecting a very early christian, almost Green Man, image.  The stupa would have been once set on the saints way by a well or fresh water stream as a drinking bowl.

The third piece is quite different; resembling a massive basket, it was based on the early Celtic font at Blisland church.

Paul says “To carve a design for the first time in 1000 years is both a privilege and a spiritual journey.”

It is planned to fill the font bowls with water to reflect the ceiling of the Church.

Neil Brownsword: Taskscape

Available for view until 30th June 2021
South Square, St Austell Town Centre

Taskscape is a film created by Whitegold International Prize winner, Neil Brownsword. It brings the viewers attention to moments of china clay transformation coordinated by human hand, showing us processes seldom seen. Incidental elements, the flowing, bubbling, accumulation of materials and turquoise waters that occur in extracting, separating and settling the clay are framed aesthetically and offered up for poetic contemplation.

Read more about the work Neil has made for St Austell as winner of the 2019 Whitegold Quartz award on our Whitegold Prize pages. 

Meanwhile… shop front take-over

21st June onwards, St Austell Town Centre

With the support of St Austell’s Business Improvement District the Austell Project has adopted the high street as a temporary gallery, using the empty windows of currently vacant shops as a space for artwork.

A collection of projects from Austell Green and Austell Create are featured in graphics, photography and illustration, including the Grow it, Cook it, Eat it initiative with The Portland Inn Project and Edible St Austell, BrickfieldA Cornish Banquet with Francesca Anfossi and Cornwall Neighbourhoods for Change (featured image), A Walk on the Wildside with Clayground Collective and Edible St Austell and images of St Austell’s wildflower corridor in bloom.

Francesca Anfossi window design
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