Alongside the Inland Festival with the 'Future of Redruth' as it's theme.
Future Yardsticks (Graph of Growth & Happiness)
150cm x 280cm
Willow sticks painted redCopper wire (neutral blue) with woollen text representing the link between future growth and well being...
Lost Future portrait Dagmara Przybysz
Oil on canvas
|Fracking future(s) & Mexican Tower|
Fracking Futures : Communist opportunities (text)A4 colour copy
Future Del Monte Tower (artist impression structure)
Size A4 colour copy (future menu)
Text I (left)
A future alternative menu (of sorts) Available from Red River cafe, Red Rooster Cafe, Red Rock Pub & The Scarlet Inn
Celebrations : Red River Day A3 text (left)
History in the making : The Astronomers View A3 text (right)
Redruth is (really) twinned with Real del Monte in Mexico and the Cornish introduced football and built a Cornish tower on a Mexican Church. And In the USA at Mineral Point Wisconsin 'the Badger state' where miners would dig out their temporary 'digs' from the hill sides and dig small ‘Badger holes' as they were called to find the lead. And so the Cornish gave the name to the state.
In Mineral Point USA there is a graveyard with many Cornish graves - these have all been placed to face toward Cornwall England UK . Apart from one (A clown) who lived and travelled throughout the Americas...
'Cousin Jacks' travelled extensively from Cornwall to the mountains of Latin America, the Transvaal, India and from California to Canada. Large communities gathered in some areas : the 'Copper triangle' on Australia's Yorke Peninsula became known as 'little Cornwall'; and in the 1890's it was estimated that in Grass Valley, California over 60% of the population was Cornish.
In Bendigo Victoria after the Gold rush, Cornish miners also set to work digging out quartz. They kept goin'
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