Walking artist Richard White invites you to continue Playing the Picturesque on two special walks (morning or afternoon) in the Bath countryside inspired by our current exhibition. Richard’s work uses a creative, walking-with approach to generate discussion on ‘reluctant’ heritage, and is interested in how the picturesque frames particular points of view.
Walking, making and doing we invite you to take part in ‘playing the picturesque’ outside the gallery by using your mobile phone camera and social media to capture your own, do some drawing, or just visit the locations and enjoy using your imagination. Richard will offer questions and provocations as we walk and hunt the picturesque with thoughtful conversations and interesting discoveries along the way. Join us for one or both walks and make a day of it!
£5, £4 Art Pass & EAC · Booking Essential
Walking the Picturesque – morning session
Share your picturesque images using #playingthepicturesque @walknowlive @EdgeArtsBath
Free walkings maps created by Richard White and illustrated by printmaker Victoria Willmott to accompany ‘Playing the Picturesque’ exhibition are available from Visitor Services and the Gallery. Follow the walks on your own or visit some of the locations used in the exhibition.
2.00pm Registration and briefing
2.30pm Depart The Edge
4.30pm Finish walk in city centre
– A walk down to the city centre starting from The Edge
– Approx. 3 miles, taking around 2 hours
– One steep descent and one flight of steps
– Some gravel and field walking but mainly hard standing and pavement walking
– Some locations are rugged wheelchair and buggy accessible but not the complete walk, an alternative route is avoiding steep descent and steps
What to wear:
– Sturdy footwear (preferably with ankle support)
– Come prepared for the weather… rain or shine!
– Working/accessibility dogs welcome but for the safety and enjoyment of all on the walk no pet dogs please
– Accompanied children welcome
– Toilets available at The Edge
– The Edge Cafe will be open for food and drinks
– Please arrive in good time so we can depart promptly
– As the walk will be finishing in the city centre, you may like to get the bus to campus
– We may postpone and re-arrange if the weather is very bad but we’ll let all participants know with good warning if this is the case
About the artist
Richard White is an artist and researcher critically exploring walking, social media and intangible cultural heritage. Performative walking as a creative, ecological, non-confrontational engagement with obscured and reluctant heritage. walknowtracks.co.uk