Walking Arts

Collation of images from different walks: dog at gate, map, walker and icebergs, hands on pebbles, don’t worry picture, steps down to the water of Leith in Edinburgh
Walk This Weekend, Photo credits: M Geller, G Irvine, K Lovelace, D Oei, E Paterson, C Marr, R Vilhjalmsson, T Grainger
Collation of images from different walks: dog at gate, map, walker and icebergs, hands on pebbles, don’t worry picture, steps down to the water of Leith in Edinburgh
Tamsin Grainger Walk This Weekend, Photo credits: M Geller, G Irvine, K Lovelace, D Oei, E Paterson, C Marr, R Vilhjalmsson, T Grainger

This strand of the project aims to capture how artists have used walking as part of their work during COVID-19, whether as a familiar resource or a new opportunity.

We are keen to understand how artists have adapted their work to the context of COVID-19, and how walking has been used.

Our Artists’ Survey, conducted in May 2021, has provided us with data about the range of activities generated and the different approaches taken. We hope to use this project to identify and share the expertise, creativity and innovation of artists during this time. We have created the #WalkCreate Gallery to showcase work made by artists between March 2020 and May 2021 that used walking as a key method, tool or medium for their work.

In 2022 we will be conducting a series of Artist Interviews and have created 8 Walking Art Commissions that aim to mitigate some of the barriers to walking that we have identified as part of our research.