Roaming is a Community Interest Company
Roaming's official goal is "to carry on creative activities that benefit the community and in particular (without limitation) people who find themselves in some way disadvantaged, excluded or vulnerable." Our values are really our common ground: confidentiality, integrity, fairness, respect for the values and culture of others, the withholding of judgement, inclusivity, flexibility, and equity in relationships.
Roaming Penzance is one of the company's projects
February 9 was our third annual Open Day. We were pleased to meet new friends and catch up with some who have visited before. It was an opportunity to look at new painting, drawing and video, play a new, monopoly-like game designed by Pete, or dive into the tactile processes of making felt with Toby. Lunch was wonderful, as always, with bread, soup, coffee and tea, cakes, and lots of chatting!
In many respects, Roaming is a research project. We are finding what happens when one particular group, under particular conditions, tries be fair and open with one another.
Roaming raises many questions, both broad questions about what art is and does, and more immediate ones about exhibitions, reproduction rights, monetary values, sales, and storage. We are grateful to Loughborough University and the Arts and Humanities Research Council for their support of our work on some of these broader questions, which lie slightly outside the framework of Roaming Penzance.
In September and early October last year (2015), Owl went travelling, and recorded his experiences. You can read them here: Owl's Travel Journals.
Roaming's first video!
Early in March this year , Puzul completed a video--with assistance from Roaming Associate Janet McEwan. Find the link under Roaming PZ Gallery > Puzul (video).