This photograph documents the first walk taken in my collection of walks with women.
Each walk will be documented with a single polaroid photograph and a short piece of writing, and it will then be stored in a box or bag. This will be carried with me on every following walk I take, adding to it as I go. As a result of storing all the articles from each walk, I will be curating my own library of our shared experiences.
The walks provides a space for talking about our relationship with place and walking, how we navigate through cities and how we feel when walking in them.
Hayley Whelan is an artist who graduated from DJCAD with a master’s degree in Art, Society & Publics in 2016. Over the past eight years she has developed a repetitive, ritual-like practice involving walking and film photography. These walks are the basis for research and interests in architecture, photography, cities, public spaces, non-places, the spaces in between and the interactions that take place within them all.
Her new curatorial research project focuses her practice-led research on exploring women’s relationship with place and how we feel when walking in our own cities, specifically in Scotland today. This is being documented through a collection of walks with women.