Mexico visit. Real del Monte.

Alan Birch visited Mexico City  and Real del Monte during October and November as part of a research project. Over the last two years Alan has been working with sculptor Jill Randall, producing a series of prints, based on the mineworkings  found in Cornwall. This culminated in an exhibition of prints at Geevor Tin Mine in Cornwall. In an extension of this project the artist went with a delegation from Redruth to visit the silver mines of Real del Monte , which were brought back into production by Cornish miners in the 19th century. The people of Real del Monte treated us like Royalty and we were there for the paste festival!!! Hopefully the experience will result in new work next year.

Family at Seranillo restaurant

Saint Miner print workshop with Alan Birch.

Print workshop with Alan Birch.

Lecture in Real del Monte alan Birch


Students and Staff at Real del Monte

Acosta Mine in Real del Monte.

The paste festival Real del Monte.

Real del Monte.

The Pastie Festival making the largest pastie in the world.