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Richard Long

The Isle of Wight as Six Walks

Sat 8 April, 2017, 10:00amSat 1 July, 2017, 5:00pm


Date: Sat 8 April to Sat 1 July
Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Price: Free
Venue: West Gallery

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.

Exhibition continues till Sat 1 Jul.

Family drop-in workshops, adult workshops and other related events and activities soon to be announced!

Please see our Courses & Workshops brochure for more details.

Kindly supported by the Arts Council of England.

Photo: James Wainman. Courtesy of Lisson Gallery

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

Richard Long in conversation with Les Buckingham, filmed by Paul Windridge

Richard Long discusses his exhibition ‘The Isle of Wight as Six Walks’ and wider work with writer and curator Les Buckingham. Please click the following links to view the talk:

Part 1: https://youtu.be/PRrWzWGcC1E

Part 2: https://youtu.be/Pu0bvxRcjMQ

Part 3: https://youtu.be/uyiHDSUYP2c

Part 4: https://youtu.be/eVHfOxlqmGo

Gallery install time-lapse

Time-lapse by Alice Armfield.
Music by Paul Windridge.
Photos by Georgia Newman.


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