CornCCoB day 1 (first published 26/3/2013)
My first day in Cornwall, having spent the previous day traveling and I was straight out for the first two interviews. The first of these was with an artist/print maker living and working rurally in the Penzance area.
We talked about communities of place and interest.
The participant belongs to various professional networks but in particular he talked about Penwith Printmakers and the St Ives Society of Artists http://www.stisa.co.uk/ He stressed the way the web has enabled him to network more regularly with such networks (both on and offline) and how these interactions have sometimes led to opportunities to work with others, for example through exhibiting together. He was also able to talk of examples in which online interactions had led to greater offline interactions in the social sphere. This is important, as both participants today have talked of being an artist as a sometimes solitary experience.