CORNWALL Collection

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Currently available at The Whitewater Gallery

In this collection, Virginia references the abandoned Engine Houses of Wheal Prosper. The Engine Houses sit with great drama on the cliff tops of Rinsey.

Despite it's name, Wheal Prosper was not a particularly successful mine. In fact, it worked for only six years between 1860-1866. 

However, its impact on this land can not be underestimated 

Incorporating soil from the cliffs, tin and copper dust, old maps and photographs Virginia seeks to remind of the social, economic and geological layering of this land.