WW2 radar station, St Buryan, courtesy Robin Dowell

Artists Robin Dowell and James Fergusson are looking for people to trial a field trip around St Buryan.

(In)famous as the location for the once-banned psychological crime thriller Straw Dogs, and previously described as the “wickedest parish” of Cornwall, the surrounding landscape is littered with evidence of human activity from Neolithic times. Through a collective discussion of geological, environmental, archaeological, cultural and historical perspectives, the aim is to achieve an enhanced understanding of this fascinating landscape.

The field trip will take place on Sunday 21 January. The proposed route is approximately 7.5 miles and the walk will take approximately five hours. The terrain is varied and participants will need to be physically able, with suitable clothing and footwear. Participants should bring a packed lunch.

There are a limited number of places. If you are interested in participating please email Robin: [email protected]

This field trip is being developed as part of the Groundwork programme, a three-year project bringing outstanding art and artists to Cornwall, supported by Arts Council England. Field trips and workshops during 2016 and 2017 are building towards a high-profile programme of commissions and sited work in 2018.