2012 - Trust New Art: Contemporary Art on the Cornish Coast

Trust New Art
Contemporary Art on the West Cornish Coast
Godolphin House, Cornwall, Helston, TR13 9RE
01736 763194
20 Aug - 4 Nov 2012


For opening times please visit: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/godolphin/

Tucked away from the 21 century, hidden by woods and approached by twisting, sunken lanes, Godolphin is one of Cornwall’s outstanding historic houses. The house was built in the late 15 century and was embellished until, by the mid- 17 century, it boasted the remarkable colonnaded North Range and was the largest and most fashionable house in Cornwall.

The jewel of Godolphin is the Side Garden. About 700 years old, it is possibly the most ancient surviving formal garden in this country. Susanna Heron’s still and tranquil photographic images ‘Shima – Island and Garden’ will be on display plus extracts from a text about her mother’s garden at Eagles Nest in West Penwith.


The Count House at Botallack
1 September - 4 November 2012

Botallack, St Just, Cornwall TR19 7QQ


Built in 1862, this House was the residence and offices for the Captain and staff of Botallack Mine. In the heyday of Cornish mining, count houses were the scene of lavish dinners when shareholders gathered to examine the mine accounts.

The Count House will exhibit 'The Internationale', a sound work by Susan Philipz. The  work is a recording of the artist singing The Internationale, a socialist ballad – now almost redundant – referencing the workers that would have been present in the past – ringing out over the coastal cliffs of Botallack.


East Pool Mine, Cornwall

1 September - 4 November 2012

Pool, near Redruth, TR15 3ED

01209 315027
For opening times please visit: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/east-pool-mine/

In the boiler room of Taylor’s, (one of the two sites of East Pool Mine) Tacita Dean's film 'Delft Hydraulics' will be shown. She studied in nearby Falmouth and her 16 mm film reflects the demise of these once powerful giants; the technological cutting edge engineering of their time. Ben Rivers work 'Sack Barrow' will also be exhibited. 

Taylor’s shaft was sunk in the 1924 and was considered to be one of the first ‘modern’ mines and the engine worked until 1954. The site thus has a contemporary feel about it and many of the older local generation saw it working. Those times have however faded and the site is dwarfed by a Morrisons supermarket, whose car park one has to drive through to arrive at the site. Once impressive and momentous, the site is often ignored and forgotten.




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