Field Trip, Groundwork

  • Image: WW2 radar station, St Buryan, courtesy Robin Dowell

Straw Dogs and Neolithic Remains | A Groundwork Field Trip

St Buryan is littered with evidence of human activity from Neolithic times. (In)famous as the location for the once-banned psychological crime thriller ‘Straw Dogs’, St Buryan has previously been described as the ‘wickedest parish’ of Cornwall. Through a collective discussion of geological, environmental, archaeological, cultural and historical perspectives, this field trip led by Robin Dowell and James Fergusson aims to achieve an enhanced understanding of this fascinating landscape.

The route is approximately seven and a half miles and the walk will take approximately five hours. The terrain is varied and participants will need to be physically able, with suitable clothing and footwear. Participants should bring a packed lunch.

To book a free place email: [email protected]

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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