Walk On: From Richard Long to Janet Cardiff - 40 Years of Art Walking

Plymouth Arts Centre, 38 Looe Street, Plymouth PL4 0EB

01752 206114
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Saturday 20 September 2014 – Saturday 13 December 2014
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 8.30pm, Sunday 4pm - 8.30pm

Walk and Film Screening

Walk On Film
Saturday 4 October, 4pm / Sunday 12 October, 12pm / Saturday 29 November, 3pm
Booking essential

Audio Walk

The Guide to Getting Lost
Friday 3 October, 2pm to 4pm
Booking essential


Artist Talk: plan b
Tuesday 18 November, 6pm to 7.30pm
Booking essential


The Kreuzung Archive Lecture
Wednesday 1 October, 6pm to 7.30pm
Booking essential

Curated by Cynthia Morrison-Bell and Alistair Robinson with the collaboration of Mike Collier and Janet Ross

This exhibition is being brought to Plymouth thanks to a partnership between Peninsula Arts, Plymouth University; Plymouth Arts Centre; Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery and The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art.

This is one major exhibition displayed across four city centre sites. Admission to all sites is free.

The exhibition is backed with a wide ranging event programme featuring talks, walks, family events and a special Launch Weekend.

Full details of all events plus which artists can be seen at which venue can be found at walkonplymouth.org

Featured artists: Marina Abramovic, Francis Alÿs, Tim Brennan, Atul Bhalla, Janet Cardiff, Sophie Calle, Rachel Clewlow, Mike Collier, Sarah Cullen, Chris Drury, Hamish Fulton, Alec Finlay, Dan Holdsworth, James Hugonin, Tim Knowles, Richard Long, Melanie Manchot, Bruce Nauman, Julian Opie, Simon Pope, Plan B, Brendan Stuart Burns,Tim Robinson, Brian Thompson, Rachel Reupke, Richard Wentworth, Jeremy Wood, Wrights & Sites, walkwalkwalk, Carey Young

This autumn Plymouth will stage the first touring exhibition to examine the many varied ways that artists since the 1960s have undertaken the universal act of taking a walk as a means to create new art.

‘Walk On: From Richard Long to Janet Cardiff – 40 Years of Art Walking’ gives an insight into the recent art practice of nearly 40 artists. Several are internationally acclaimed. Others are bright new talents. All of them have made new work simply by taking a journey on foot.

Some of the featured artists have crossed countries and continents, leaving traces of their movements upon the land or making epic journeys along historic sites. Others have explored the possibilities of walking and how the way we walk shows the world who we are. For some, the walk itself is the artwork. Anything else is simply evidence or documentation captured in the photographs, objects or texts from their journeys.

Regardless of the landscape or location, during the last four decades these ‘explorers’ have made their mark. ‘Walk On’ shows that from land art to conceptual art and from street photography to film, much of the important art of our time has been created through an act of walking.


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