Field Trip, Groundwork

  • Image: Wheal Trewavas mine to the east of Trewavas Head

Rinsey, Trewavas and Tremearne | A Groundwork Field Trip

Artist Anthony Bryant and local mining historian Stephen Polglase will lead a field trip from Rinsey to Porthleven.

The walk will combine personal perspective with Anthony and Stephen’s profound knowledge of the area. It will focus in depth on the history and geology of Wheal Prosper Mine and its iconic engine house situated on the cliff tops of Rinsey, Wheal Trewavas mine perched precariously on the cliffs to the east of Trewavas Head and Tremearne beach. The field trip sets out to develop an enhanced understanding of this dramatic section of coast path.

The walk will take approximately four hours and covers varied terrain – please bring suitable clothing, sturdy footwear and a packed lunch. As this is not a circular walk, we will arrange transport between the finishing point at the Ship Inn, Porthleven back to the start at Rinsey car park.

Places are limited, please email [email protected] if you are interested in participating.

With a focus on place and an emphasis on moving image, sound and performance, the Groundwork season presents new commissions and sited work by internationally acclaimed artists in Cornwall. A changing programme of exhibitions and events unfolds from May to September – visit www.groundwork.art for more information.

Groundwork field trips will take place at intervals throughout the summer, exploring a particular terrain, history or set of ideas and bringing together participants from a range of disciplines. Opportunities to join field trips will be announced through newsletters and on the website.

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