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Festival 2020

The Whitegold Project

Our aim is to work with creative people, to make innovative and activated public spaces that use art and gardening to celebrate…



The four artist collectives shortlisted for the Whitegold International Ceramic Prize 2020 have requested an exciting and radical change in the way…


Lining the streets with colour

A riot of colour made of wildflower meadows lined the road verges of the A391 this summer


In the heart of clay country lies Brickfield

Brickfield is an experimental brickworks part of a new arts programme about the St Austell area.

Digital Digging, Festival 2020

Bringing a creative spirit to St Austell

Bringing public engagement to visually deprived areas of the town to build pride in our built environment


Social Prescribing

A new way of linking primary care patients to sources of appropriate, non-clinical support.


Whitegold International Ceramics Prize

The Whitegold International Ceramic Prize is a celebration of clay in relationship with people, culture and place.


The Garden Route

A collective of landscapes welcoming locals and visitors into the town with new horticulture installations


Cornish Honey Bee

St Austell’s new Cornish Honey Bee tile mural made up of over 11,000 handmade ceramic tiles, now completed at Biddicks Court


The best of the best 2019

Professor Neil Brownsword is the winner of Whitegold’s International Quartz Prize

Meet the Locals

Meet the local: Darren Hawkes

Multi gold medal winner from RHS Chelsea, Darren is the curator of the Green Programme.


Town Greening

Green sites across the town to bring more colour, enjoyment and access to nature for the local community.


Eden Project Learning

Offering a specialist portfolio of higher education courses.


The Pump Track

A place for kids of all ages with wheels of all sizes who love urban sports.


Edible St Austell

Edible St Austell are developing sites across the town to grow fruit for the local community.


Susan Elliott

A mosaic artist working creating post-pop imagery from recycled material.


Par athletics track

A community green space in Par to kick a ball about, run free, ride hard and run by the community.


Creative ceramic signs

Seeing ceramics on historic shopfronts is one of the joys of walking down a high street.


StARR Project

The St Austell Bay Resilient Regeneration (StARR) is a flood alleviation and regeneration scheme led by Cornwall County Council.