Throwback Thursday – Richard Long Exhibition 2017

Three years have past since Turner Prize winning artist and Britain’s leading figure in Land Art, Richard Long presented a series of photographic and text works as well as a monumental floor installation made from flint in our main gallery. A vinyl text installation ‘The Isle of Wight as Six Walks’ 1982, from which the exhibition takes it name, was on display for the first time, representing coast to coast walks by roads and paths on the Isle of Wight, as well as a bespoke ‘wall drawing’ using local mud from the River Medina.

Richard Long discusses his exhibition ‘The Isle of Wight as Six Walks’ and wider work with writer and curator Les Buckingham. You can find the full key talk on our Youtube Channel.

Check out these incredible photos of the exhibition by Julian Winslow. 📸

And talking of walking, the team at Quay Arts are taking part in the ‘Walk the Wight Your Way’ in memory of our dear colleague, Jeni Saunders (Pink Jen). 

Due to COVID-19, the normal Walk The Wight event won’t be taking place. HOWEVER, Mountbatten Isle of Wight have asked for people to Walk the Wight ‘Your Way’! Therefore, Quay Arts staff will be completing 26 miles walking in their own time, to raise money for Mountbatten Isle of Wight.

If you would like to donate, please click here for the Quay Arts Just Giving Page!