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PHIL RUSHWORTH

Phil Rushworth is a contemporary art producer based in Plymouth, UK, with a particular focus on rural audiences and contexts. She enjoys work that brings people together to share interesting ideas with time-based media, participation and conviviality.

For the past 10 years she has produced a variety of projects across Cornwall and Devon, including The Penzance Convention and several editions of The Cornwall Workshop for CAST and the community focused It’s All About the River film festival for the River Tamar Project in 2014. Her curated projects include devising the Confluence art programme for Falmouth University and the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus in 2013 and co-directing 24hr Comic etc. in 2011.

Most recently, from 2015-2018, she worked as producer for the development of the Atlantic Project, a pilot for a new biennial style festival for the South West.

Phil has worked with a range of local and international artists, including Thompson and Craighead, Uriel Orlow, Nilbar Gures and Tommy Støckel.

 

PROJECTS

THE ATLANTIC PROJECT: AFTER THE FUTURE

PRODUCER

2018

A pilot for a new international festival of contemporary art, taking place in public contexts and outdoor locations across Plymouth, UK.  


Including new commissions by: Ursula Biemann, Nilbar Gures, Kiljuanji Kia Henda, Carl Slater, Tommy Støckel.

Curated by Tom Trevor and presented in partnership with the University of Plymouth and The Box

theatlantic.org

THE CORNWALL WORKSHOP 

PRODUCER

2016, 2013

A week long residential workshop at Kestle Barton, Cornwall.


2016 edition led by Ben Rivers. Convened by Teresa Gleadowe in partnership with LUX

2013 edition led by Simon Starling and Hamish Fulton 

thecornwallworkshop.com

c-a-s-t.org.uk

IT'S ALL ABOUT THE RIVER

PRODUCER​

2014

An ambitious film festival spanning the tidal reach of the River Tamar, which aimed to explore the historical and future connections of local and international communities with the river through contemporary art, classic cinema and experimental film.

Including new commissions by John Akomfrah, Richard Allman, Mikhail Karikis, Melanie Manchot, Uriel Orlow Kayla Parker and Stuart Moore, Mark Vernon.

Curated by Paula Orrell for the River Tamar Project in partnership with the University of Plymouth

tamarproject.org.uk

CONFLUENCE 2013

CURATOR 

2013

Confluence is a public programme of site-specific art that reflects the diverse range of academic disciplines offered by the University of Exeter and Falmouth University at Cornwall's flagship university campus. For it’s first year Confluence 2013 presented a curated programme of installations and interventions across the Penryn Campus that explore relationships between art, technology and the physical environment. 


Featuring work by: Jamie Allen and Will Scrimshaw, Alex Murdin, Stanza,  Thomson & Craighead,

THE PENZANCE CONVENTION

PRODUCER

2012

A three day conference of presentations, discussion and field trips focusing on the theme of Extraction.

Convened by Teresa Gleadowe and Hadrian Piggot at The Exchange, Penzance, Cornwall in partnership with Newlyn Art Gallery and The Exchange

thepenzanceconvention.com

c-a-s-t.org.uk

24HR COMIC ETC.

CO-DIRECTOR

2011

A series of three durational community arts events across North Cornwall. Each event invited a group of artists to create a twenty four part piece of work about the local area in just twenty four hours.


Co-directed with Tom Sharpe at Wadebridge Town Hall, Eden Project and the Liskarrett Centre, Liskeard, Cornwall

THE FALMOUTH CONVENTION

ASSISTANT PRODUCER

2010

A three day conference focusing on time and place in relations to contemporary art  and responding to Cornwall and similar rural contexts.


Convened by Teresa Gleadowe at Woodlane Campus, Falmouth University

thefalmouthconvention.com

c-a-s-t.org.uk

NIL DESPERANDUM

CO-CURATOR

2009

An exhibition exploring notions of story-telling, cultural identity, time and tradition in response to the family motto and legacy of historical St Ives mayor, John Knill. 

Including: Oliver Braid, BridA (Sendi Mango, Tom Kersevan, Jurij Pavlica), Anne Haycock, Rita Heck, Anna Howarth, Doug Jones, Hayley Lock, Ally Mellor, Randy Richmond, Therese Sunngren, Lois Wild, Charlotte Young.

Co-curated with Sally Noall at Knill House, an empty shop in St Ives, Cornwall 

...AND ALL THE DIFFERENT VARIETIES

CURATOR

New work by three artists with a collecting impulse, exhibited alongside their personal collections. An experimental exhibition that aimed to offer a different insight into artist practice.


Work by and collections of: Sally Noall, Richard Rooks and Lois Wild 

2009

WASTELANDS

CO-CURATOR

2009

Bleakly despairing to blackly humorous geographical and psychological landscapes explored through a range of contemporary art.

Work by: Jane Bailey, Sarah Bunker, Paul Chaney, Joe Doldon, Andy Harper, Ally Mellor, Kate Parsons, Alison Sharkey, Lucy Willow, Zierle & Carter.

Co-curated with Rebecca Darch, Ruth Gooding and Jeni Frasier at Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall.

Other clients include: Philharmonia Orchestra, Sidmouth Folk Festival, The Arts Institute at University of Plymouth and Projectbase

Photo Credit links: Richard Broomhall Greenbeanz, Dom Moore, Gem Ward,

 
 

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