Scattered is a new platform enabling people to experience art in striking and unexpected locations. Disregarding pretension and staid clich├ęs of how, when and where art should be enjoyed, Scattered sees art as accessible, emergent and dynamic.

An accidental glimpse, a secret conversation, a sporadic experience.

Shhhhh, no one’s going to be looking…

Sunday, 8 April 2012


Good morning, Scattered followers. Take your head out of that personliased Thornton's chocolate trough that granny bought you for Easter and make a mental note of where today's Scattered exhibition is going to be...

As part of 'Art in the City', Scattered will be holding its fifth exhibition in the empty shop front next to Bunters in Kenwyn Street, Truro. The space has been everything from a surf shop to a cookery shop but today, from 3 to 6pm, it reaches its peak by becoming part of the Scattered movement.

Okay, you may now go back to scoffing your chocolate and don't worry about wiping your chin before visiting Scattered later - chocolate beards are today's must-have fashion accessory!

Monday, 2 April 2012

Pastry? Discuss...

In this post-Atkins era where any vaguely carb-related food stuff is seen as the work of the devil (be gone thou orange, tricksy knave), anything edible AND consisting of pastry can only be seen as a decadence to either the sane or the remotely slim. (Ask David Cameron – pastry is this season’s hot potato. Yes, I know pastry isn’t a potato. That’s a metaphor and a food-based one at that. And yes, there will be a few more.)

So, how delighted was Scattered to be served a feast of pastry items at this evening’s launch of ‘Art in the City’ held at Truro Arts Company? Pretty darn happy and no amount of grease on the fingers and crumbs of flaky pastry down our metaphorical cleavage was going to kill our joy. Samosas, sausage rolls, chicken and feta (yes, and feta!) roll-like thingies were abundant. There was also something that looked like quiche but without the pastry - it was still beige in colour though so I suspect it shares some sort of food gene with pastry. Blinking ‘ell, we were spoilt.
Thank God, then, that our hunger for art is so strong that we were able to see past the gluttony (albeit our gluttony, yes, but it would have been rude not to) and appreciate the fantastic non-pastry, cultural event that ‘Art in the City’ actually is. If you don’t know about this annual event, it’s probably because you’re spending your time eating too many Dominoes’ pizzas while sniggering at ‘Supersize vs Superskinny’, which is the very reason why you should hoick up your elasticated trousers and get out onto the streets of Truro this week and digest some good quality, nutritious art. (Okay, there’s always a chance that elastic no longer cuts the mustard so if you and your girth are bed-ridden, check out

As part of the ‘Art in the City’ festival, Scattered will be holding an exhibition on Sunday 8th April from 3 – 6pm. You know the score. We can’t tell you where the exhibition will be just yet - Scattered is too busy picking caraway seeds out of its teeth (agh, feel that middle class indigestion coming on) - but we will tell you after 9am on Sunday morning so keep checking the blog/Facebook.

See you there, our little arty vol-au-vents!