Creative Kernow, based at Krowji, is the umbrella organisation for the following projects. Together we support the production, promotion and distribution of work by creative practitioners in Cornwall because we believe in creativity's transformative power and want more people to benefit from it.

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Krowji artist Vicki Aimers awarded prestigious Gorsedh Kernow medal

We are delighted to announce that Krowji tenant Vicki Aimers has been awarded the Awen (‘Creativity’) medal by Gorsedh Kernow for her work, ‘We gathered what we could’.

This series of artist books was created by Vicki with alternative materials such as porcelain, lead, wood and fabric, and influenced by the stories of women who travelled as part of the Cornish Diaspora to Mexico during the mid-1850s.

Vicki is also the creator of the ‘Palimpsest Project’ which seeks to record the lost and forgotten stories of women in fabric, paper and stitch, aided by her research carried out using the Kresen Kernow archive in Redruth (with whom she has been collaborating to run a series of lockdown projects as part of the #ArmchairARTchive campaign).

Elizabeth Carne, the Gorsedh Kernow Grand Bard, said ‘we are delighted that this year has seen a record number of nominations and submissions, representing the dynamism and diversity of Cornish creativity, culture and community work.’ Creativity award winners range from Mark Jenkin, whose critically acclaimed film ‘Bait’ has already won a BAFTA, and has now earned the Grand Bard’s special award for 2020, to community arts projects like St Day’s ‘Daylight Group’ that have lit up Cornwall’s cultural scene. Vicki joins the ranks of those across the region being recognised and honoured by Gorsedh Kernow for outstanding work in sustaining the Celtic spirit of Cornwall in their communities.

Keslowena Vicki, a worthy winner!

To see more of Vicki’s work, find her project Instagram profiles listed on her tenant page here. For more information on the Gorsedh Kernow Awards 2020, click here.