RICHARD LONG: The Isle of Wight as Six Walks

Image Credit: Image: © Richard Long; Courtesy Lisson Gallery

Quay Arts

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Saturday 08 April 2017 – Saturday 01 July 2017
Exhibition opening: Sat 8 Apr, 3 – 4pm.
Opening Hours: Sat - Mon 10am - 5pm


In-conversation with Richard Long
Sat 8 Apr, 4 - 5pm
£5 / £3
Booking recommended

Exhibition opening: Sat 8 Apr, 3 - 4pm. All welcome, free.

In-conversation with Richard Long: Sat 8 Apr, 4 - 5pm. Advanced booking recommended. £5 / £3

As an artist who embarks on long distance walks to create his work, an exhibition of his work couldn’t be more perfectly placed on this ‘Garden Isle’ which plays host to some of the largest walking festivals in Europe.

Works on display include photographic and text pieces as well as a monumental floor installation made from flint, all on loan from the Southampton City Art Gallery’s collection. They present a variety of locations, including England, Wales, Africa, Nepal and Bolivia and span over four decades, offering a glimpse into Long’s vast artistic career. Accompanying these works will be a never before seen vinyl text installation ‘The Isle of Wight as Six Walks’ 1982, from which the exhibition takes it name, representing coast to coast walks by roads and paths on the Isle of Wight, as well as a bespoke ‘wall drawing’ by Long himself, using local mud from the River Medina.

Talks, music events and exhibitions across the Quay Arts building will coincide with this project, celebrating Island artists’ love of the land. Family drop-in’s and adult workshops are also available. Please see our Courses & Workshops brochure or visit our website for more details.

Exhibition kindly supported by the Arts Council of England.

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