Words by Nikki Hotchin
THE BIG EVENT
To bring this seasons programme to a close, Robin wanted to bring everyone together for a big olde celebration! A reimagining of a prehistoric ceremony, a ritual of the birth of the standing stone. A symbolic object used to bridge the gap between communities, between boundaries of land, a maker in the landscape, a place to hold trivial and hard conversations, a memorial to those that lived before us on this land, and a object to look towards the future.
The kiln, designed by Andres Allik, is the first of its kind in the UK and was built with the help of Cornwall College Students at the beginning of the programme. This kiln will be used to fired the final standing stone sculpture.
We will be lighting the kiln 2 days before the event, fired over 3 days the kiln will be ceremoniously opened at the event like a Flower in bloom, exposing in its center the 1300 degree ceramic Standing Stone to the masses!
This event is an evening of celebration, music and magic. Supported by those who have taken part throughout the year, we will be opening the Temporary Art Space for the evening and we encourage everyone who took part, and those that didn’t have the chance, to come along! After nearly 20 months of social isolation, let this be a chance to come together, to hold each other and to celebrate.
Saturday 11th September 2021. Gates open from 6pm – 10pm. Opening the kiln between 7 – 9pm (dependant of weather)
All events within the programme are free but limited in capacity. For more information on this event and how you can get involved in the rest of programme go to WWW.ROBINJAMESSULLIVAN.COM or email Robin on Hello@robinjamessullivan.com
‘And Everything And Nothing Has Changed’ has been made possible with generous support, help and funding from; Austell Project, the Coastal Communities Fund, Creative Civic Change, Arts Council England, Cornwall Heritage Trust, Eco-bos, Imerys, FEAST, Cornwall College and Cultivator Cornwall.