Saturday, September 19, 2020
12:00 AM
St Austell
South West England
Austell Project

Whitegold and the Austell Project are excited to announce an online festival which will be hosted entirely digitally on September 19th, 2020, live streaming via the website, Facebook and Instagram, from 11am – 8pm offering a specially curated collection of content that’s readily accessible online, and free.

Parasite Projects, David Mach, Studio HOTmess, Simon Bayliss, Sandy Brown, Susan Elliot, Marion Brandis, Neil Brownsword, Tana West, Rosanna Martin, Paul Jackson, Tom Stockley, Georgia Gendall, Spindrift Dance Collective, Matt Davis, Francesca Anfossi, Clayground Collective, The Portland Project, Adam Sutherland, Robin Sullivan.

Art exhibitions, talks, workshops, interactive activities, roundtable discussions and short films. With over 5 hours of available footage, from September 19th you can enjoy and engage with the festival as it unfolds, from home, or catch-up at your leisure. This year Whitegold is joned by the Green Festival who are hosting a parallel Digital Digging strand of gardens, foraging and more.
Dive into a unique exploration of Clay Country with the International Ceramics Prize, the experimental clay works Brickfield and internationally recognised makers exhibiting specialist ceramic commissions for St Austell.

The programme will include: interviews with the winners of The Whitegold International Ceramics Prize for 2019, Meet the maker with Paul Jackson, Leah Jensen and Simon Bayliss, the unveiling of St Austell’s first public art commission, a catch up on Brickfield activities from this year. Plus Public Art and Placemaking with Sandy Brown, Marion Brandis, Susan Elliott in this round table discussion hosted by Whitegold Curator, Alex Murdin; MC Teabag Insta Readings – quickfire virtual tea readings on Instagram; Active collaborations between heritage and the arts – Whitegold Curator Katie Bunnell and Festival Producer Cat Radford talk to Whitegold Prize winner Neil Brownsword, director of SpinDrift Dance Collective, and curators from Wheal Martyn Clay Works; the UK’s only china clay museum and now a Scheduled Ancient Monument; Georgia Gendall on clay skyscapes – a journey from the pits to the stars on Radio St Austell Bay from sunset onwards.

More details to follow soon, keep up to speed with more information on our social channels. Insta: @whitegoldproject FB: @whitegoldfest