SPRING-SUMMER 2020, UK and International
Is there a walk that you long to do but can’t due to the current restrictions imposed upon us because of COVID-19? If so, could you make a memory-map of that walk?
May 2018 (ongoing), Lake District, Cumbria
Women’s Walks to Remember: 'With Memory I was there' is a ‘surrogate’ walking-art project specific to the Lake District that re-walks significant walks of those who are no longer able to walk them. The walk might have been for work, leisure, adventure, health, remembrance, creativity, science, companionship or solitude. The reason that the walk can no longer be done might be due to the effects of ageing, illness, accident or circumstance.
2018 (and tour), Rydal Mount, Ambleside, Cumbria
Dorothy's Room is an immersive installation originally created in Dorothy Wordsworth’s bedroom at Rydal Mount in Ambleside, Cumbria and inspired by Dorothy’s Rydal Journals in which she was bed-bound relying on memory to transport herself into the landscape she had once walked. Dorothy's Room is a companio to the related Women's Walks to Remember: 'With Memory I was there.'
2-11 November 2018, Lancaster Priory, Lancaster
July 2017, Published by LAW Co, Leeds
Mulliontide: A Guide for Walkers, enables others to undertake the coastal walk from Poldhu Cove to Mullion Cove that I created in 2016 in collaboration with residents of Mullion, Cornwall.
29-30 October 2016, Poldhu Cove to Mullion Cove, Cornwall
Mulliontide coastal walk that focuses on a much-loved landscape and explores the places where land, sea and people meet. The walk notices the effects of tide and time, acknowledges deep feelings for place and recognises the challenges of change – personal and topographical.
January 2017, Mardale Head, Bampton
The process of creating Mulliontide (2016) led to a project entitled Harold's Walk: A Walk to Remember.
16-17 May 2015 (ongoing), Warnscale Fells, Buttermere
Warnscale: A Land Mark Walk Reflecting on In/fertility and Childlessness is a self guided walk specific to, and created in, Warnscale, an area of fells to the south of Buttermere Lake.
12-14 September 2014, Hafod Y Llan, Snowdonia
The Gathering / Yr Helfa was a site-specific walking-performance based on the annual fertility, reproductive and life-cycles of the ewes at Hafod y Llan Farm, Snowdon, Wales.
May 2011, Ingleborough, Yorkshire Dales
Fissure (20 - 22 May 2011), was a unique walking performance that unfolded over three days in the Yorkshire Dales. It was an extraordinary encounter between artists, scientists, audiences and landscape that explored life, death, grief and renewal.
April 2018, Clougha Pike, Forest of Bowland
Close-up Clougha Pike is a collection of photographs that capture the extraordinary colour, texture and form of the lichens growing on the rocks at Clougha Pike fell.
March-September 2017, Lancashire, Yorkshire and Cumbria
Site-specific research and development project leading to prototype for a set of three artist’s books entitled Pendle, Firbank and Swarthmoor (forthcoming 2019). The books respond to three sites in North West England important to Quaker history.
September 2012, Langden Valley, Trough of Bowland
Ghost Bird (15 & 16 September 2012), was a silent walking-performance and live-art installation specific to the Langden Valley in the Trough of Bowland, an upland landscape internationally important for its heather moorland, blanket bog and rare birds.
September 2010, Silverdale, Lancashire
Jack Scout (17 - 26 Sept 2010) was a walking performance specific to Jack Scout, an intimate location in Silverdale, Lancashire, of bewitching beauty and extraordinary aesthetic, cultural and scientific value overlooking the vast sands and tides of Morecambe Bay.
Sept 2008, Far Arnside, Morecambe Bay
Still Life was an intertidal performance specific to the sands of Morecambe Bay and the shoreline at Far Arnside in Sept 2008 and rev. 2009. It was created and performed by Louise Ann Wilson and Nigel Stewart.
31 March - 6 April 2019, Lancaster Priory, Lancaster
Mothering Sunday is for many people a challenging and painful day. In acknowledgement of this I have collaborated with the arists Rachel-Ann Powers to create a space in the St Nicholas Chapel where the absences, losses and longings experienced around Mothering Sunday can be acknowledged and held.