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The Tinners' Way exhibition
Visual artists Alessandra Ausenda and Lizzie Black focussed on the track which links the mineral rich area of St Just to the sheltered anchorage of St Ives bay
Visual artists Alessandra Ausenda and Lizzie Black focussed on the track which links the mineral rich area of St Just to the sheltered anchorage of St Ives bay

The current exhibition at Geevor Tin Mine, celebrates a trading route that has been used by tin traders from the Iron Age onwards.

'The Tinners' Way - a road less travelled' is an exhibition which showcases the efforts of rural schools, colleges and communities across West Penwith.

The innovative project run by production company Tough Dough highlights the importance of the ancient 18-mile track.

Pupils from St Maddern’s School discuss how they made their school’s animation.
Pupils from St Maddern’s School discuss how they made their school’s animation.

Visual artists Alessandra Ausenda and Lizzie Black focussed on the track which links the mineral rich area of St Just to the sheltered anchorage of St Ives bay.

Alessandra said; "We have worked with artists, local experts and volunteers to engage communities along this richly historical and unique landscape.

"This exhibition at Geevor celebrates the creative learning activities and events that have taken place within these rural communities as a result of being inspired by the Tinners' Way, its heritage and folklore."

The films, created by school children, will be on show in Geevor's Hard Rock Gallery with an accompanying exhibition documenting artwork, creative writing and photography by all those involved in the project.

Curator Jo Warburton said: "We are delighted to stage this wonderful exhibition here at Geevor.

"The project really has brought many people of different ages and backgrounds together and has provided them with the tools to celebrate this key heritage feature.

"It embodies a rich historic, social and industrial past and is a direct resource that teaches us not only about how people lived but informs us about the present; thereby strengthening our sense of place."

'The Tinners' Way - a road less travelled' will be exhibited at Geevor Tin Mine until 31st October 2010. Free with museum entry.

For more information visit Geevor Tin Mine or call 01736 788662.




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