Sean Lynch speaks at CAST after his recent presentation for Ireland at the 56th Venice Biennale (2015). His solo exhibition A blow-by-blow account of stone carving in Oxford was presented at Modern Art Oxford in 2014. He was a participant in the second Cornwall Workshop, led by Simon Starling and Hamish Fulton in October 2013, and has since developed projects with fellow workshop participants Nick Davies and David Paton.
Sean is visiting Cornwall this month with support from the Arts Council in Ireland and will be working in a studio at CAST. During this time he will be finalising preparations for an exhibition to be held in May this year at Spacex, Exeter Phoenix and the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter, as well as developing new work in Cornwall.
Through sculpture, video and printed matter, Sean’s work investigates cultural history, societal structures, the contemporary environment and the agency of the individual within it. In addition to sharing some of his findings around Cornwall, Sean’s presentation at CAST will feature projects such as finding the leftovers of the DeLorean Motor Car factory at the bottom of the Atlantic and a scheme to save bushes full of fairies from destruction by a new motorway in Ireland.
CAST Café food from 6.30pm on a first-come-first-served basis, something hot and something sweet for £6.
This talk is organised by CAST as part of Groundwork, a three-year project bringing outstanding art and artists to Cornwall, supported by Arts Council England’s Ambition for Excellence scheme. Field trips, workshops and events during 2016 and 2017 are building towards a high-profile programme of commissions and sited work in 2018.