The first three days consisted of an assortment of talks, presentations, discussions and workshops from specially invited contributors as well as an afternoon of presentations from participants on their artistic practices. Participants were then asked to return on the 24 June to present a new work or project made since the first three days (either in production, newly produced or as a proposal) for group discussion and critique.
The participants were: Chris Rawcliffe, Phil Root, E Park, Steven Paige, Lizzie Hughes, Richard Parry, James Epps, Lawrence Upton, Katherine Hymers and Giles Round
The retreat was curated by Escalator Curator Gareth Bell-Jones. The invited speakers were: David Raymond Conroy (artist), Am Nuden Da (artist/curatorial collaboration between Adam Gibbons, Jesper List Thomsen and Lewis Ronald), Lizzie Fisher (curator, Kettle’s Yard), Andy Holden (artist), Philomene Pirecki (artist, curator of Occasionals).