This project creates a space to explore artistic and scientific practices, especially drawing and artistic fieldwork, as ways of knowing the natural world. Learning will be activated through the shared space of an artists studio and educational practice, focused on sharing rather than teaching. This project aims to re-purpose and re-value redundant scientific equipment from Exeter and Camborne School of Mines to allow for new questions and new discoveries.
The use of dematerialized mediums such as talks, drawing workshops, fieldwork and discussions aims to expand the question of education as art in the context of CAST – an artist studio group and project space. CMADC aims to explore ways in which art practice and learning can draw directly from Cornwall’s morphology resources: the landscape (fieldwork), Museum and University specimens and Art and Science practitioners.
CMADC was founded in 2014 by Gemma Anderson, who is an Artist, PhD researcher and Associate Lecturer of Drawing at Falmouth University. For more about her artistic research: www.gemma-anderson.co.uk