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Richard Long: The Isle of Wight as Six Walks Free

10 Apr – 1 Jul 2017


Quay Arts

Sea Street
Newport Harbour
Isle of Wight
PO30 5BD

01983 822490

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Richard Long: The Isle of Wight as Six Walks Free


Photo james wainman. courtesy of lisson gallery

Mon 10th April - Sat 1st July 2017.

West Gallery, Quay Arts. Free.

Turner Prize winning artist and Britain’s leading figure in Land Art, Richard Long presents a series of photographic and text works as well as a monumental floor installation made from flint. Spanning over four decades and presenting a variety of locations – England, Wales, Africa, Nepal and Bolivia, he is an artist who embarks on long distance walks to create his work and was even once drawn to the Isle of Wight. A never-before seen vinyl text installation ‘The Isle of Wight as Six Walks’ 1982, from which the exhibition takes it name, will be on display representing coast to coast walks by roads and paths on the Isle of Wight, as well as a bespoke ‘wall drawing’ using local mud.

Talks, music events and exhibitions across the Quay Arts building will coincide with this project, celebrating Island artists' love of the land. Family drop-in’s and adult workshops are also available. Please see our Courses & Workshops brochure or visit our website for more details.

Gallery opening times: Mon – Sat 10am – 5pm, free.

Kindly supported by the Arts Council of England.

Image: © Richard Long; Courtesy Lisson Gallery.