I write in the light of the events, performances, installations and seminar that made up BOS-08 and a BOSarts research trip. Funded by ALIAS to Grizedale and Allenheads Arts in August 2008.
‘Rural arts’ has a long provenance in Cornwall, with artist-led activity, often in remote locations, that goes back several years including the work of PALP and then More Cornwall in 2007. What follows, very much offered as my gentle musings on practice, is a work in progress and one that is definitely up for debate.
This essay explores an understanding of an approach to arts practice in rural areas that is defined more by using the strategies of contextually sited contemporary practice than by rurality of location. Article