Walking Artists Network


Membership is open to all with an interest in walking. For your name, biog. and contact details to appear on this page please complete the form here



Jess Allen
I’m an independent dance artist from Aberystwyth currently based in rural Herefordshire on a farm with a wind turbine. I have a particular interest in durational and walking practice/s, especially relating to issues of climate change and landscape. My most recent project (2010) was Tilting at Windmills, a 8-day walk between the wind farms of mid-Wales, taking sound recordings of things & people I encountered, including conversations about changing landscapes and lifestyles in a changing climate. My current and emerging work is concerned with walking, water and climate.
Mads Floor Andersen
Moving and discovery…

Stuart Andrews
Stuart Andrews is Lecturer in Theatre Studies and Deputy Director of the Digital World Research Centre at the University of Surrey. His research focuses particularly on the politics and practice of immersive, site-specific performance and his practice explores navigations of place and experience.In 2013, he is leading a collaborative performance project on the River Wey in Surrey.

Bram Thomas Arnold
www.bramthomasarnold.com (currently under construction)
Bram Thomas Arnold was born in Switzerland in 1982. After studying at Oxford Bram went on to undertake the worlds first MA in Arts & Ecology at Dartington College of Arts. His multidisciplinary works seek to explore notions of interpretation and misinterpretation, the problems of translations of experience between individuals, disciplines and societies in an ever more global world. Seeking out the subtlety of the poetic gesture he dreams of a more Romantic disposition and considered approach to perception and existence. In 2009 he walked from his home in central London to his place of birth in North East Switzerland. In 2011 he began a practice-based PhD at Oxford Brookes using the journey to Switzerland as the focus for a study into contemporary peripatetic arts practice and its relationship to new research in the field of autoethnography.
He has taught on the MA program at Dartington, written for the newstatesman.com and is co-founder of the interdisciplinary arts group The Mobile Institute, and also involved in the artists network POST. Selected exhibitions include; Field Broadcast. Wysing Arts Centre, 2010. Microperformance, The Agency, Deptford, 2010. Walking Home. Shed & a Half Gallery, London, 2009. LiveArt Falmouth. Falmouth, 2008; Conflux Festival of Psychogeography, New York, USA, 2008; Cinderella Hills, CCANW, Exeter, 2008. Bram currently lives and works between places.


Ania Bas


Tom Baskeyfield
I am an artist living in the northwest of England. I am interested in our connection to place and nature.

Antonia Beck
I am a UK based performance artist, creating immersive and interactive work, ranging from durational performances and site-specific audio walks to intimate one to one encounters in unlikely environments.

Morgan Beeby
Morgan Beeby’s interests encompass concepts of space and finite vastness, complexity, and self-organization. To explore the possibilites of space, Morgan has used England and California as bases for a series of walking journeys ranging from urban to rural to wilderness trips. Urban journeys often involve public transport, sleeping in public spaces, and linear road walking, while wilderness trips range from casual saunters to more conceptual adventures such as variants on traversing the greatest elevation gains possible in a day.

Max Belanger
I love walking. I’ve always preferred it to driving for reasonable distances, and honestly it can sometimes be faster this way due to my tendency to speed walk. Typically I use this time to turn inward and reflect on things: my schedule, my next destination, where I left, everything I have to accomplish, etc. Though this certainly helps with getting things done, it usually keeps me from enjoying what I’m doing in the moment. This is what I hope to gain from this experience–to analyze the past less, appreciate the present more, and anticipate the future when necessary.

Daniel Belasco Rogers
I am a British artist living in Berlin who works with psychogeography, memory and personal history through digital media, performance, drawing, fine art, and video. Since 2003 I have recorded every journey I make using a GPS (Global Positioning System). With my partner, Sophia New, we formed ‘plan b’ in 2002 as an umbrella for our collaborative work. In 2007, Sophia joined me in the daily collection of journeys and now we are looking to integrate this into our other collections of all the text messages we send each other and our mood reports.

Alison F Bell
I’m an artist living on the west coast of Scotland and am embarking on a practice based PhD. Having lived on an island for a long time, walking along a shoreline has become an integral part of my creative process; it allows for lateral thinking, the making of connections and generally, the easing the spirit. Happy to meet you all.

Nicky Bellenger

Joshua Berlow
Graduate of St. John’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. While at college I learned to love hiking in the Sangre de Cristos mountains surrounding Santa Fe as well as taking long bicycle rides. After many years of taking long bicycle rides I had a bicycle accident. After that I became a walker. Then years later a crazy Situationist writer introduced me to derives and psychogeography. We were friends until he attempted to steal a book of mine about Greek Gods & Heroes from me. I’ve been a Real Estate agent off and on since 1988. Eventually I founded the Baltimore Psychogeography Society and then the International Psychogeography Institute. My goal with these organizations was to make Psychogeography less political and more artistic. British psychogeographers have been more successful with this than I was.

Monique Besten

Helen Billinghurst
Much of my work is about orientation: psychological and physical, and in space and time. I am interested in wild urban space, the cracks in the pavement the gaps and in between spaces. I am affected by layers of peeling paint, creeping lichen, distressed billboards and discarded shopping lists. I record the trajectory of a bird in flight and a crisp packet swirling on a gust of wind.
The paintings collapse and fold these themes. Glimpses of figurative horizons may be drawn from scratched surfaces, layers of paint and an flowing and sometimes rhythmic line. We are near and far, above and below, now and then. Or somewhere in between

Emilee Blansit
I am an aspiring artist constantly in search of new ventures. Walking is such a mundane thing for most people, including myself. It is simply how we get from one place to another and nothing more. Our experiences tend to be about where we are and where we end up, without thought of the steps in-between. I am looking forward to exploring how to make those steps a part of the experience, or even THE experience.

Nenad Bogdanovic
Born in 1955 in Odzaci, Serbia (Ex-Yugoslavia).
Freelance visual and performance artist, publisher and curator.
Member of art societies of Vojvodina (SULUV) and Serbia (ULUS).
Curator of various international art projects and exhibitions since 1980.
1998 year he founded of Multimedia Art Studio and MAS Gallery in Odzaci, Serbia.
Organiser and curator of International Multimedial Art Festival – IMAF.
Since 1980 Nenad realized his art performances and art actions on many international art projects and festivals worldwide. Realised art tours with Man Gallery project in France 1994, Italy 1995, Germany 1996, Japan 1997 and Switzerland 2004.

Tom Bolton
I am a writer, walker and urban researcher. My book, ‘London’s Lost Rivers: A Walkers Guide’ was published in 2011 by Strange Attractor Press. Since then I have lead many many public walks along lost rivers. I also give lectures and readings including for the ICA, the Royal Geographical Society, and Caught by the River. I am currently writing ‘London’s Lost Neighbourhoods’, a book about walking the vanished places of London.

Sarah Bowen
Sarah Bowen is senior lecturer in Animation and Moving Image Theory at the Northern Film School, Leeds Metropolitan University. Her current research interests are cinematic landscape tropes and traveling themes.

Sarah is also a filmmaker who makes stop-frame reflections on transitional landscapes including a 550-mile track across England and a 1000-km walk through France and Spain. Her practice addresses notions of embodiment/disembodiment, depth-in-the-frame/panoramic perception and place/space, through a reflexive process that engages phenomenological techniques from non-representational theory to describe the ‘self-landscape’ of pilgrimage.

Stephanie Bradley
I am a Devon artist, poet, writer and storyteller. In 2010 I walked for 6 months for 2000 miles around England collecting tales of transition initiatives and telling the stories of the places I stayed at the next place – as a modern day folk tale. I am writing the book of the Tales of Our Times – chapters can be downloaded off my website. In 2013 I will be participating in a walk along the river Dart from source to sea, as a storyteller of local tales.

Tim Brennan

Alexander John Bridger
I’m interested in range of psychogeographical, ludic, literary, artistic, political and deep topographical studies of urban and rural environments. In previous projects, I’ve studied the neoliberal impacts of gentrification in towns and cities, privacy and surveillance, the spatialisation of gender and also consumerism. At the moment I’m quite interested in dice walks and using the ‘wrong’ maps of other cities and towns to wander around places. I use various documentary methods such as taking photographs, writing stories and writing poems. A few years ago, I was involved in the Territories Re-imagined:International Perspectives festival. I also contributed and worked with psychogeographical groups around Yorkshire and Manchester, including the newly set up Huddersfield Psychogeographical Network, which Robert Norbury and myself recently set up.

Andrew Brown
“In its focus on collective action and inhabitation of the everyday as a site of practice, Open City is […] part of a trajectory of artistic activity … intent on blurring the line between art and life, or in drawing attention to those aspects of reality marginalised by dominant discourses and ideologies.” – Emma Cocker

Mike Bruce
I am currently doing an MA in Fine Art at Lincoln University. I am interested in walking – both as a way of exploring the landscape and as a vehicle for mindfulness meditation.

Kimbal Quist Bumstead
Kimbal Quist Bumstead is a visual artist working in and between performance installation, drawing and painting. Whether working alone or in collaboration with family, friends and strangers, he uses other people – their bodies and their stories, as his working material. He explores issues of trust responsibility and communication within the themes of home and contemporary nomadism. Recent work includes using low fi technology and mark making as a way of mapping journeys in urban and rural environments.

Dr Jeremy Burchardt
I am a rural historian at the University of Reading working on popular experience of the English countryside in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. My main interest is in affective rural landscapes, life writing and the countryside, and the interplay between cultural representations and personal experience of the countryside. I am currently chair of the Interwar Rural History Research Group and have published several books and articles on nineteenth and twentieth century rural history, including chapters/articles on walking and on rural leisure.



Reg Carremans

Rachel Carroll
I am Principal Lecturer in English at Teesside University, UK – my research and teaching interests are in gender and sexuality in contemporary fiction and film. I’m currently working on a transdisciplinary project with researchers and practitioners in creative writing, dance, design and fine art – our focus is on Georges Perec’s 1974 collection Species of Spaces. I’d love to hear from anyone who is interested in Perec and in working creatively across disciplines.

Linda Carroli
Linda Carroli is a writer, editor, researcher and consultant.

Changeable Places
Changeable Places is a developing interdisciplinary network with a related emphasis on walking as a mode of creative practice. The project brings together practitioners working with places of uncertain prospects, in terms of land use, biodiversity and climate change. Walking serves as the medium for an exchange that informs diverse individual practices.

Lottie Child
Joy and playful behaviour for everyone in the streets. Special training for police officers in being more joyful and telling the difference between creative and antisocial behaviour.

Emma Cocker
Operating under the title, ‘Not Yet There’ my practice is characterized by a state of restlessness or wandering that serves as both subject and motivation for my enquiries.

Christopher Collier

christophercollier7 @ gmail.com

Christopher Collier is a PhD candidate at University of Essex. He is researching on the built environment as an exteriorised form of memory and how artistic actions within and upon this environment might constitute a political intervention upon possibilities for subject formation.
Self-consciously opting to describe such a process using the somewhat contested historical term ‘psychogeography’, Chris aims to reconstruct a historical ‘psychogeographical’ tradition from a critical perspective. He is also interested in how this conceptual framework concerning art, the built environment and subjectivation offers a means to understand the practices of contemporary artists.
 Chris is involved in various collectives, has written for a number of publications and also produces occasional artworks.

Roxie Collins
I am interested in walking as art. I am studying this currently for an MA in Community Arts. I am exploring examples of group walking (as art), and whether they raise awareness of spatial politics, and whether they contribute to increased active citizenship/ social action. I have participated in walking art projects, and am fascinated by art that challenges and changes the use of urban space.

Elena Cologni
ROCKFLUID is based on a collaboration between artist Dr Elena Cologni and Psychologist Dr Lisa Saksida, Department of Experimental Psychology, Cambridge University. Memory, perception and place are the elements around which the project is built, also by considering “Travelling as a way to produce forms”.

David Cooper
I am a literary geographer based in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University’s Cheshire campus. My research interests include contemporary British poetry and pedestrian practices in both rural and urban contexts. I am currently (trying!) to write about post-war/contemporary literary representations of the Lake District.

Anwyl Cooper-Willis

Helen Cox
Ghost Sign anorak; architecture addict; word nerd and, at my core, a writer est. 1990 when I won my first short story comp aged 9.

Jennie Crawford
My work is about the following bird.

Marlene Creates
I live in rural Newfoundland, Canada, in a 6-acre patch of boreal forest, which has been the subject of my work since moving here in 2002. These projects take various forms, including poetry as a way to capture experiences that my camera cannot. A project titled The Boreal Poetry Garden is a series of public events I hold every summer. I lead participants on a walk through the boreal forest, stopping at certain points to read a site-specific poem about something in the very spot where we are standing. Many of these poems include Newfoundland vernacular. The relationship between language and landscape has been at the centre of my work for over three decades. A Virtual Walk of The Boreal Poetry Garden can be accessed on the home page of my website.

James Cunningham
long standing stillnesses
timelapse performance video

Andrew Curran
Great idea, my practice is rooted in walking as a means of exploring and documenting landscape. At the moment i am making work inspired by the West Dorset landscape along the fleet lagoon.


Amelie Daems
As an anthropologist, i am doing research about senses of place and the experience of daily mobilities in urban contexts. I use walking and miles crossing as a way of finding, exploring and experimenting new ethnographical languages.

Kris Darby

Nancy de Freitas
Nancy de Freitas is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Studies in Material Thinking, a vehicle for artists, designers and writers to explore their projects and research positions from the vantage point of both the materiality and the poetics of creative research. The aim of the publication is to develop a series of divergent positions, critical approaches and contestations around the term ‘material thinking’, centered as it is on an understanding of invention, design, creative practice and research methodology. Submissions are sought from those who are currently engaged in developing an understanding of new research processes in art and design. How do we evaluate these new or engaged practices when the physical object or the aesthetic experience is no longer the focus of the work but in the condition and quality of the dialogical exchange itself or in the effects and impacts produced in their specific context?

Simon Delobel

I am a walking artist.

Kenneth J. DeVries
I didn’t realize I was a Walking Artist until I saw the term in this Spiegel article about Marseille:
My work frequently seems to relate to loneliness, or the contemplative nature of the solitary individual. My landscape and environmental paintings are seen from the viewpoint of the pedestrian, who sees details that pass as a blur to the person in a vehicle. I frequently walk with a camera to catch something which might make a good painting, something broken down, used up, neglected or forgotten, which becomes invisible and disappears from the view of the average swiftly-moving person.

Michael Dobbie
interested in redefining and recreating public space, what should be public and needs to be public.

Natalie Doonan
http://www.nataliedoonan.blogspot.com  www.lesensorium.com
This is wonderful! So happy to find this network already exists!

Louise Douse


Louise is a PhD student at the University of Bedfordshire studying Dance, where she struggles with ‘flow’ and form, and enjoys playing around with new technologies. Her research addresses the body/mind debate and looks at those moments of flow within dance improvisation which evidence a full and active engagement of both mind and body. She seeks to capture those moments with Motion Capture technologies in order to understand how subjective experience can be objectively displayed. Louise also lectures in dance theory and is hoping to extend her portfolio as a Thai massage therapist and performer (even if it it’s just dancing around her room for the pot plant).


Driftingspace is a research and creative partnership looking into ideas and concepts around space and place in urban contexts. We read the city through ideas of architecture and the built environment, displacement, entropy and the ephemera of the cityspace, the experience of walking/driving through it, the transitional spaces and how urban planning schemes address the non places in the environment.


Henry Eliot
Henry Eliot is a literary walker. In April 2012 he organised a recreation of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, raising over £10,000 for the National Literacy Trust. In 2013 he is walking to Canterbury again and organising a quest for the Holy Grail based on Thomas Malory’s Morte d’Arthur. He is co-editor of Curiocity, a map-magazine of unusual experiences in London, and he is currently editing a documentary on mazes and researching a novel about the Medieval Earthly Paradise. He has worked on BBC television programmes, written speeches for the UK’s chief scientist and worked for an international literary agency.

Katie Etheridge
Katie Etheridge works across live and mediated art forms to make solo and collaborative performances and interventions that investigate the interrelationships between people and places, and artists and audiences.
Projects include A Short History of Silence (2005/06), in which audiences were invited to think and talk about the soundtrack of their lives on the back seat of a car disguised as a haystack, Field Work (2008), a participatory walking performance in search of Brighton’s medieval field system, and Signpost (2010), which collapses the processes of exploring, writing and performing place into a single mode, enacted through the carrying and writing of an uprooted signpost.
Recent collaborations include Signs and Wonders (2012) with Phil Smith and Simon Persighetti, a multimodal response to the 400th Anniversary of the Lancashire Witch Trials, exploring the transformation of ideas and objects, through trade, exchange and conversations in city streets, marketplaces, and country tracks.
As a lecturer in Theatre at University College Falmouth incorporating Dartington College of Arts, Katie specialises in located performance practice and professional development.


John Ferry
I graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1985. During the following years I’ve held Scottish Arts Council & British Council funded residencies and exhibited work throughout the UK, Europe, USA.
Recent paintings are influenced by the coastal environment of North Ayrshire, Scotland, and make references to journeys, drawing inspiration from filmic, painterly and literary influences.
Employed with Glasgow Museums as Digital & New Media Manager.

flanerie. labor für gedanken & gaenge
flanerie. labor für gedanken & gaenge is the cultural company of the two flâneurs Tina Saum and Daniela Metz. With different projects, we try to share and spread the ideas of flaneuring. Our topics are the city and urban life: We are eager to explore different ways of experiencing the city – of seeing, telling and walking through it –as a dynamic cultural space. We consider especially daily life non-places, which are used only in one function. We explore what other types of use we can create in interaction with these places.

Maryclare Foa
My practice includes Driftsinging- walking/drifting through outside environments while vocaly sounding to and with place – this link is to a multivoiced Driftsong I directed at Bunhill Fields – other driftsongs can also be found at Watchoutmary on Youtube

Syd Foster (aSyd)
lifelong poet recently made redundant from Waterstone’s/ been a conceptual artist in my mind since hearing of Richard Long’s walking art in the early 70s/ always view the world as a vast art gallery through which I am wandering/ currently half way through part-time (3 years) MA Fine Art & Photography programme at Swansea Metropolitan University/ teaching myself to use a camcorder and Apple’s Final Cut Studio editing suite of programs/ resultant video art to be part of conceptual spacetime sculptures/ bom bolay!

Anna Francis
Anna Francis is an artist whose practice examines private histories, public space and civic languages; using forms of intervention, mapping, walking, performance, consultation and photography to investigate the impact of art and culture on the regeneration of cities.
Anna is a Director at AirSpace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent’s contemporary, artist led exhibiting space, where she has particular responsibility for the education and outreach programmes.

Lucy Frears

University College Falmouth practice-based PhD research student looking at how locative media (mobile phones using GPS) can reveal hidden stories & knowledge from the landscape.  Soundscapes are an important element of my current work, which incorporates oral histories, sound effects and other data (such as coastal erosion & climate change) from the landscape. 
Networks and work updates available on:
PhD locative interactive arts network including games and gamers
cLAN – Cornwall Locative/ interactive Arts Network

Chris Fremantle
Chris Fremantle is a researcher and producer working with artists working in public. He established http://ecoartscotland.net in 2010 as a platform for research and practice.


Charlotte Frost
Through the solitary act of walking within an urban space, I film and photograph from a first persons point of view in order to document the banality, alienation and manipulation of the everyday capitalist perspective. As an installation and new form of work within itself, I work with the collected records through projection. I deconstruct these documents by reflecting upon the walk and space, and all of this is to induce the viewer to authentically participate, socialise and walk within the installation’s space itself; thus, momentarily forgetting about the deception and alienation of consumer society through this.


Diane Garrick
As a textile artist newly engaged in walking through the landscape with the intention of absorbing the colour, light and sounds of our natural environment, I have become passionate about a growing sensory engagement and resulting ’embodied mind’.
Carmel George
I am a performer, living in Mid-Wales, which is one of the most perfect places for walking. It was only whilst studying for an MA in Practicing Performance in 2008 that I realised that walking could also be performance and my performed dissertation was about walking and attempting to go beyond being merely a “voyueur” of the landscape. I look forward to engaging with like-minded artists

Denis Gibelin

I am an artist and I have been working on the concept of territory, displacement and limit for years. I walk landscapes and I wanted to transcribe the walking into work of art without leaving any imprint.
We have developed a software that allows you to create an abstract and remote work arising from the walking itself (GPS and smartphone). You will find more information about this work on the site. I am aiming at spreading this project which one of these forms can only exist through the Internet.

The next walking will take place on 17th and 18th April 2013; indeed I will go over Japan, Mount Fuji. If you want to follow the creation of a live work, go to the site www.terr-e-toile.net.

Don Gill

Dillon de Give
Message: Dillon de Give is a connoisseur of walking, laughing and thinking. Sometimes all simultaneously. He works with other people to interject analog experience into an increasingly digitized world, and examine the relationship between the natural and built environment. Dillon is a co-founder of The Walk Exchange. He has shown work with Proteus Gowanus, Portland Art Museum, The Flux Factory, Catch!, and Center for Contemporary Art in Santa Fe. He recently attended the Guapamapataro Interdisciplinary Residency in Art and Ecology in Michoacán, Mexico. Dillon holds a BS in Radio/Television/Film from Northwestern University and will soon hold an MFA in Art and Social Practice from Portland State University.

Golau Glau
Golau Glau are an anonymous music and art collective.
Vanessa Grasse
I am a dance artist and movement researcher based in Leeds, UK. My work includes creating walking installations and creative walking experiences. My last walking installation looked at how to observe and present ‘urban choreography’ and ways to stimulate perception and sensorial and spatial awareness to challenge the individual urban experience.

Burcu Guettler
Hoping to connect and being able to share art and ideas with other artists and art lovers.

Photographer of the night, of the subconcious. Burcu Guettler weaves her Photographs using time and light as raw materials. In her long time exposures, she walks with different torches in the photo, painting the scene with light, whereas the camera is used as a recording device of her interaction with the scene. Human being, nature and city, drawing again and again a triangle causing tension, where natural and urban structures struggle to gain the control over each other, and human beings as a part of the struggle, adapting, refusing, questioning, controlling and loosing the control.
Burcu Guettler has a masters degree in Photography and Cinema from the University of applied arts Dortmund, Germany, and having a second masters degree from Bielefeld University in Photography and Media.
She was amongst the finalists of the international Adobe Design Achievement Awards 2009. She had won in 2011 the Matching Funds Scholarship for excellent academic achievements.
Her work has been shown in museums and galleries in Germany and USA. She lives and works in Germany.

Philippe Guillaume
Every Foot of the Sidewalk: Boulevard Saint-Laurent (2010-2012), my recent research/creation project combining photography and walking, will be exhibited at FOFA gallery in Montreal January 10 to February 15, 2013.


David Haley
In 2004 I initiated a series of walks, entitled ‘A Walk on the Wild Side’ that considered Manchester as a living organism, explored the idea of an ‘expanded urban wildlife aesthetic’, and promoted the democratisation of ‘spatial planning’. From those Wild Walks a film was made and this toured as a gallery installation to Taiwan, China, Germany and the USA. Other walks followed. Last Summer (2010) I led one of the walking-as-art workshops in Gabrovo, Bulgaria, as part of the seven-day International Summer School of Arts and Sciences for Sustainability in Social Transformation, ‘ASSIST’, devised by Cultura21.

Kirsty Hall
Artist & purveyor of mad obsessive projects based in Bristol.
Current year-long project, 365 Jars – http://365jars.com/ – involves taking a daily walk to release an art jar into the wild for people to collect.

Alexander Hamilton
Alexander Hamilton artistic career could be described broadly as working within the field of art and ecology; for over four decades it has been centred on an exploration of connections with natural landscapes. The principal medium used in his visual enquires is the photogram (cyanotype) sometimes combined with photography and moving image work (as in the Fruitmarket Exhibition 2002, Threshold 2005 and Stromata 2011).
In 2008 a major showing of Hamilton’s photogram images, ‘Blue Flora Celtica’, was presented at the Foksal Gallery Warsaw. In 2009 he completed a one year residency programme at Brantwood, responding to Ruskin’s ideas on ecology and botany, with funding from The Leverhulme Trust. This work was shown at Brantwood, Lancaster University and The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. In 2010 he completed a Darwin Now project funded by the British Council, working with the Centre of Behavioural Ecology University of Poznan. His work is currently on show at Street Level Gallery Glasgow.

Vivian Hansen

Dee Heddon
I cannot read a compass.
I have a terrible sense of direction.
I am afraid of getting lost.
For my 40th birthday I gifted myself 40 different walks with 40 different friends, each walk chosen by them. I am still walking. My present is still giving.
I am also working with Cathy Turner on a project that explores women artists who use walking in their practice.

David Helbich
As part of my artistic practice I regularly organize walking performances, which I call sometimes social choreography or social composition (depends if the context is more theater or music. I know, I am an opportunist…).

Jason Hirons
I am an artist and writer interested in landscape, cultural geography and the experiences of everyday life. I explore the city as a performed and performative space, a palimpsest that records and rewrites the stories of those who have come and gone through the cityscape.

Stephen Hodge
Core member of Wrights & Sites (formed 1997, Exeter), a group of four artist-researchers exploring place, city, landscape and walking across various disciplines and contexts.
His avatar, Drifter Rhode, curates the 2ND LIVE programme, which aims to interrogate space and event, including the anachronistic practice of walking, in virtual and mixed-reality environments.

Stefan Huber
The Pedestrian – urban, suburban, and periurban landscapes
An ongoing project of a pedestrian flâneur geographer photographer stroller tourist, based in Lucerne, Switzerland.

Brittany Huff
I am a graphic design major at The Kansas City Art Institute. I am interested in photography and capturing subjects in a natural environment. I have not tried incorporating walking into my creative process but I would like to start and see how taking things at a slower pace and connecting with nature will influence my art.
Mark Hunter
Teacher/practitioner specialising in public and community negotiated projects, Mark’s areas of research/practice include performance pedagogy, process-based work and cross-disciplinary theatre/performance/ live art. Mark is the director of Performing Arts at the University of East London.

Derek Hutsell
I am almost 21 years young. I am from Independence Missouri. I am a photography major at KCAI. I am heavily influenced by film. I am fascinated by religion even though I myself am not religious. Some of my favorite artists are Diane Arbus, William Blake, Leigh Bowery, Sally Mann, Robert Mapplethorpe, Jackson Pollock,& John Waters.


Tim Ingold
I am a social anthropologist based at the University of Aberdeen. In my research and writing I have been looking at walking as a way of perceiving the environment, as a practice of line-making, and as form of thinking in movement.

An international group of artistic creation, inoutput was born in 2010 from the encounter of two Florentine artists, photographer Andrea Messana and theatre director Nerina Cocchi. Up to this day, it has produced the participative performance POST•M in Parisian parks and gardens (http://inoutpostm.wordpress.com), the workshop WOK (http://www.flickr.com/photos/inoutput/sets/72157628069703202/) of improvisationa round ceramic sculpture, the exhibit “Studio#01” at Fotografia Europea Off 012 in Reggio Emilia with Déjà-vu Colectivo (http://www.fotografiaeuropea.it/off2012/mostre/deja-vous-colectivo/) and the one-woman show “Ni una más” (http://inoutmas.wordpress.com) about feminicide and violence against women.
Walking is in all of our practices, directly or indirectly.


Mark James


Shellie Kacillas
Walking has been a big source of inspiration to me.  I’m from Colorado where there are walking and hiking paths all over the place.  I grew up walking on paths that run along the many creeks.  The movement of the water has always been a great interest of mine.  Hopping over rocks, diving off of cliffs, slowing into ponds, and speeding up to fast rapids; every different movement kept me very entertained.  My next goal in my ceramic career is to make fountains.  I want to bring what kept me so interested in walking when I first became an artist into my current work and continue to be inspired by walking.

Sacha Kagan
Associate Researcher at the Leuphana University Lueneburg (Germany) since 2005, and founding coordinator of Cultura21 International, my interest in walking is related to my engagement for transdisciplinary, artscience research towards cultures of sustainability. I was the founding director of ASSiST in 2010, the international summer school of arts and sciences for sustainability in social transformation. In its first edition, hosted in Gabrovo (Bulgaria), ASSiST devoted itself to exploring walking as a transdisciplinary methodology. At the Leuphana university, I also explore walking as an element of higher education for sustainability.
I first encountered the Walking Artists Network ‘in persona’ at the Trage Wege event in September 2012 (some WAN members were with us in 2010 at ASSiST).

Christian Kaiser
I am a walker and a poet. In 2011 I finished my M.A. in Creative and Biographic Writing in Berlin. During my studies I found out that my own writing stands in a long tradition of peripatetic writers – writers that used the walk as a means to their artistic process and/or as a means to “come to themselves” (Thoreau). My master’s thesis deals with the question how the peripatetic process can be a way to find oneself. I present my own poetry as “Gehdichte” (which is a mix of the words “gedicht” for “poem” and “gehen” for “to walk”): these poems are condensed long walks. Walking has become an important part of my identity as an artist and a human being.

Simone Kenyon
I don’t have a live website for my individual work, but check out www.fromadistance.co.uk for some of the collaborations and curation of Distance Festival. hopefully this will continue again.

Miriam (mim) King

Miriam King is an Artist/Choreographer/Dancer/Live Artist/Filmmaker born in London, living in Brighton, working internationally. With an art school background her professional performance career commenced in 1984. Moving from theatre through to dance, and to live art and film, her most significant training was with Anton Adasinsky & his performance company DEREVO at their former studio in Leningrad, Russia in 1990. Miriam’s work is influenced by Butoh dance. She’s has been creating her own unique performances since 1992, taking her to dance and live art festivals and artist-in-residences around the World. Her award winning dance film work has been shown at Lincoln Centre/New York, Pompidou Centre/Paris, ICA/London, the Venice Biennial and at the Sydney Opera House, Australia and in every continent (excluding Antarctica). Miriam has a continuing performance relationship with Gallery Kruh, Kostelec nad cernymi Lesy, nr Prague, Czech Republic which commenced in 1992 and an ongoing performance relationship with SoToDo Gallery, Berlin & the Congress of Visual and Performance Art.

Dr. Ane Kleine-Engel
Senior lecturer at the University of Luxembourg.
I am a walker, a writer and a reader, a listener and a story teller. I am a discoverer and an explorer in the city centre, out in the sticks, ranging the woods, traipsing the streets of houses – triggered by the theory of strollology (B. Weisshaar / L. Burckhardt).

Alex Krahenbuhl
I have been diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome when I was two so when I was growing up I had different views on everything than everyone else. I have played the Violin when I was 10 years old and own almost 20 Instruments. Along with my disabilities I help others with disabilities through teaching my skills in art. Sometimes I love going fishing and walk through conservations in Missouri. Last, love making artwork using skills in printmaking.


Yvonne Lake
Yvonne Lake is a performance artist who uses walking as one aspect of her work. Through explorations of the concepts of psychogeography, she presents city tours where urban choreography, soundscapes and personal experiences of the environment come into play. Upcoming projects include Vegvisir: Artist Tour of Reykjavik, in April 2013.

Harriet Lambert

Conan Lawrence
I am Co-director of the Centre for Performance Innovation and Evaluation at the University of Lincoln’s School of Performing Arts. As well as developing site-based performance work in Lincolnshire (which includes a healthy mix of walking outputs) I’m Programme Leader for the new M.A. in Advanced Performance Practice (launches September, 2013) which will specialise in contemporary performance and located practices to professional standards.
Since my exposure to walking as a practice at Dartington in 1996 I’ve developed an intimate and eclectic portfolio of projects, most enjoyably 2009’s A Hackney 4th of July (in collaboration with Mark Hunter), which restaged the Boston Tea Party in a Hoxton café, launched a yacht in the Regent’s Canal and secured a dedication from the American Ambassador.
I’m currently pursuing a Practice as Research PhD at the University of Aberystwyth which investigates walking, performance and documentation in rural contexts.

Marie-Anne Lerjen
Agency of Walking Culture. Based in Zurich, Switzerland.

Walter Lewis
My photographic practice aims to go beyond critical observation to one which offers a phenomenological exploration of the coexistence of man and nature.
I seek out places which offer opportunity for deep reflection on how we relate to the world around us. I seek to look through the immediately visible to find the underlying complexity and chaos of a ‘more than human’ world.
My target is a celebratory encounter which is emotional and aesthetic, whilst being rich in visual allegory of ‘being alive’ – an enlarged ecological perspective rather than to a melancholic nostalgia for a long lost landscape.

John Lindsay
Green and Smart started during the Glasgow City of Architecture in 1999, when we organised a walking and public transport information storyboard around Glasgow. It then took itself to the British Association for the Advancement of Science Creating Sparks Festival the following year. The first Green and Smart was destroyed by technicians, who didn’t understand the need for “old things”. By the time of the third, social media had come along, and now we have smart devices plus google earth.

Alison Lloyd, Contemporary Art of Walking

I am aiming to bring Mountain and Hill Walking culture together with contemporary artists practice.
My most recent research was a circular walk from Castleton in the Peak District for the New Research Trajectories Network. I led 17 participants (artists, PhD and MA Students from Loughborough University, Nottingham University and Nottingham Trent University) in May 2011.
I am also working towards my Mountain Leader (Summer) Assessment. Logging my ‘quality’ hill walking days.
More information about NRT follow the link.


Jane Lloyd Francis
” if you are not looking you probably will not find it – the sound of water will alert you, if only you stop your thoughts long enough to hear it”
Source/ Ffynhonnell is an ongoing exploration of ancient and often forgotten wells and the time trodden pathways between them.
Using a multidisciplinary approach in collaboration with other artists I am at the beginning of a journey of revelation.

Ana Laura Lopez de la Torre
I am an artist based in London, working primarily in community contexts. I often use walking in projects, such as Beating the Bounds of Tabard Estate (Balin House Projects 2009) and All Great Thoughts are Conceived by Walking (Tate Modern 2007). I maintain a blog with resources and links related to walking as a form of creative practice. http://www.walkart.wordpress.com

Barbara Lounder

I live in Nova Scotia, Canada, and have done a number of walking art projects and residencies here, and in Banff, Alberta, Newcastle, UK, and Gabrovo, Bulgaria. I have a special interest in walking sticks, canes, staffs, crutches and other “prosthetics” used in walking. My work is often participatory, and I have done projects with very young children, insomniacs, friends, students and activists.


Lena Marney
I would like to join the walking artists network for many reasons. I enjoy being outdoors and being active. I also enjoy creating artwork and things that influence the life we live in and everything around us. By combining these 2 elements, there is a state of mind of zen and creativity. This is a great program and many can benefit from doing this.

Bess Matassa
I am an urban cultural geographer and perpetually curious New York City based walker. My academic work explores urban decline and survival narratives in 1970s and 80s New York, and argues that these narratives were produced through performative acts in the city’s streets. I am also a founding member of the Walk Exchange, which is a cooperative of perambulators who examine walking as a creative and educational medium, construct walks throughout the city and beyond, and run a training course. My favorite places to wander include southern Brooklyn, central Queens, northeastern Paris, the Jersey shore, and the Mojave desert.

Ann Matthews
I am a musician and writer currently studying and writing poetry and prose that responds to the contemporary cityspace. My study is based on my own fieldwork which involves walking in the ‘behind and inbetween spaces’ that ring our city centres.

Karine Maussiere
I’m a short cuts maker, walker, here and there and elsewhere, at the edges of the world with a cell phone. Singular moments when life tests space.
Karen McCoy
I often make work that evolves from long walks. During the walks I participate in a kind of heightened perception as a guide to finding material for my work. I derive images from flora, fauna, geologic or architectural structure, and collect fragments from industrial production, shore detritus, nests, plants and earth pigments. My drawings share with my sculpture an involvement in the natural world. I am interested in the relationship between nature and culture; a relationship that includes the earth, the body as a sensing being, language and the artist’s potential to construct meaning through a process of participating with and within these systems.I find myself walking around looking at residue, flotsam and jetsam, and into the earth’s surface. I peer into excavations in city streets, into newly dug foundations, creek beds, footpath surfaces and road cuts to see what’s revealed. I find beautiful colors—reds, browns, yellow ochres, and celadon greens. Materials combine with memory as I make visual notations of my travels across the landscape.  Artwork and thinking about perception and pace, about what, how and how well we see as we construct our lives, seems critical to me.
Kevin McLellan
Jon Macleod
I am a multidisciplinary artist based in the Outer Hebrides.
My work concerns the exploration of man made and wild environments,through the notion of landscape as palimpsest.
In recent years I have developed ideas through a series of residencies which have included a tall ship voyage, several trips to Finnish islands and adventures in rural Macedonia.
These experiences form the backbone of new ideas and exhibitions.
For the last seven years I have also worked at An Lanntair with the exhibition and education programme.

Joanna ( Hartle ) McLoughlin
Artist / Designer : focusing on producing large scale pieces that use travel and movement as a means to create.
often uses technics seen on a stage set as comes from a production design background.

Sarah Faye McPherson
I am interested in the Walking Artist Network because I think that it is a not only a new way to approach sustainable art practices but it motivate community interactions. By leaving the frame of our individual home or studio it implies that the artist will be interacting with things outside of their individual environment. I also think that walking changes your perspective. In a country that is used to riding places and moving quickly, walking forces the artist to slow down and interact with the tangible, natural world.

Fred McVittie
Walk ‘n’ Talk

Steven Mendoza
I am a psychotherapist who takes a lot of pictures and curates exhibitions in the premises of my organisation. I used to be able to walk up mountains in Scotland and I would like to do so again if the diabetes permits. I like to walk in the city and photograph buildings and any motifs which defy identification. I like to get out in the first light of day but tend to go back to sleep instead. I studied etching for a while but I am no Richard Long. I would like to walk with others in the city or home counties for conversation, edification and getting fit in hopes of scaling north Scotland.

Lynne Merryland
I work in East Anglia and use walking as a base for my practise of trying to express the feeling of time place and movement.

Anthea Millier
I am MA fine art student in Cheltenham its great being a student again after teaching for years….my new work is based on walking and recording tracks and trails made on those walks…. markmaking in the landscape.

Christopher Mollon
Christopher Mollon makes performance-installation, action art/art action, sculptural intervention and visual image.
Currently, Mollon is interested in wrecking and foraging his materials from areas of abandonment and solitude.
Born in Scarborough, England, he now lives and works in Ravenscar (North Yorkshire). He holds a BA (Hons) Degree in Performance Studies, which he attained whilst at York St John University.
Mollon is a member of P.A.I.R.S, a collective that seek to explore the nature of action art and the variety of its forms in relation to improvisatory practice.

Charles Monkhouse
I am an artist, based in the Peak District working in rural and public spaces and with their communities to produce temporary installations and permanent sculptures sited in the landscape. Walking is an integral part of my practice.

Blake Morris
Blake Morris’s projects have included a yearlong exploration of the public works of Robert Moses, which resulted in over 50 walks throughout the NYC area, and the [untitled] Walk Project, a series of walks that culminated with a walk from Brooklyn to Washington DC. With Dillon de Give he founded the Walk Study Training Course, which has recently evolved into the Walk Exchange. He is also a contributor to Word Servents (http://wordservents.com/).

We are motiroti and we are producing multipliCities, which is an ambitious platform for art, creativity and community which supports the creation of new kinds of walking tours. Led my motiroti and in partnership with Oslo Museum and Centro Interculturale Mondinsieme, multipliCities has developed from an exciting intersection of culture, diversity, cities and technology. The first phase of the project will enable smartphone users anywhere in the world to engage with new and untold stories that we’re revealing in the streets of London, Oslo and Reggio Emilia.

Sue Moules
I am a poet who finds walking a meditative process. It allows me to think creatively, whilst appreciating the beauty of land and seascape.

Ali Mousavi
I am an artist and cultural worker based in London. I have interest in rural and urban walking as a cultural act, specially relating to human’s body, behaviour and space. My most recent walking project was a 4 days walk along the south west cost line. I use video, photography, language in the form of text and sound to document my activity of walking.

Katja Münker
My artistic research and practice includes physical, choreographical/ compositional and social aspects of walking. It is deeply influenced by the Feldenkrais Methode and is based on awareness practice and research on perception.
You can follow my current project GEHEN TransAlpin on my blog: http://gehen-transalpin-blog.kunst-im-gehen.de/

Misha Myers
Misha’s research involves the production of socially engaged, dialogic and propositional events activated through collective acts of walking, singing, writing or other performance mechanisms that invite participants to reflect on and articulate their experience and inhabitation of particular places and landscapes. Her project ‘way from home’ involved an online interactive interface mapping walks and conversations with refugees and asylum seekers based in Plymouth created in collaboration with refugee support organizations. This work is available on her website www.homingplace.org or www.wayfromhome.org. This work extended to other refugee groups and organisations across the UK through her consultation on the AHRC Knowledge Transfer project ‘Trans-national Communities: A Sense of Belonging’. Recent research considers the dramaturgy and narrative choreography of walking tours, the theatricality and sociability of audio walks, the techniques and technologies of and for voicing and listening in audio walks, and new dramaturgical and representational tools and frameworks for interpreting and designing interactive locative narrative experiences of landscapes.


Laura Nanni
My artistic practice is very much tied to walking and international collaboration. This network is a lovely find. I look forward to connecting with other artists world-wide here.

Idit Nathan

Maud Nicholson
I am a third year art student, studying Print and Time-Based Media. All of my work stems from walking, whether it be film or photography, or drawing and print. My work mainly centres around exploring London – the latest project (2013) being about London’s ‘lost rivers’ is a short film, using found sounds as well as my own recorded sounds. My next project (March 2013) involves me walking the 184 mile stretch of The River Thames, all the way from the barrier, to the source. I love walking around London to see it’s hidden gems.

Robert Norbury
I am England’s oldest emerging photographer. I am the only semi amateur photographer in the world. My practice involves wandering through life taking photographs. Sometimes I have a point of departure sometimes not.

Tracy Novello
Artist/writer living in Australia, born in UK and visits when possible. LOVE WALKING.


Michelle Oakes
I am a Visual Digital Artist I have a degree and masters in art and design.  My work is related to mathematics and nature, geometry and shapes, spatial orientation, and spatial visualization and the imagery. I work along side walking in the country and around nature doing close up photography of nature its shapes and forms. How it changes through out the seasons and the climate change. As a digital artist, I transform this passion of nature and numbers into my digital work, that i want to have exhibitions and produce my products around surface designs, i produce, such as jigsaws for the sensory users.
Erinma Ochu
Writer and member of artist collective, Squirrel Nation based at Islington Mill in Salford.

Maggie O’Neill
My research involves a long history of working with artists in collaborative/participatory ways through what I call ethno-mimesis. Since 2008 my research is inspired by walking artists [especialy Misha Myers] and I have used arts based walking methods in the East Midlands, UK, Vancouver and Teesside, UK.

Adam O’Meara

Elspeth Owen
I am planning a walk later this summer. Like my earlier journeys it involves the delivering of messages/small packets to destinations which are revealed as the walking happens. This time I will be carrying a series of songs. Further details in early summer.


Jodi Patterson
Great to see comrades out there! I started a new walking project last week and you can learn about it here: http://walkingart.homestead.com/index.html
The above site is linked to a Blog that can also be followed: http://walk4art.blogspot.com/

Karis Petty
I am a PhD researcher at the University of Sussex exploring how the countryside is perceived and experienced by walkers who are blind and partially sighted. I am fascinated by multisensory experiences of the landscape and perceptual engagement. I use sound recordings, photography and diaries in my research practice. I am interested in connecting with other who have similar interests or related ideas.

Perdita Phillips
I use walking as process and material in a mixed practice that includes mixed media installation, environmental projects, sound, sculpture, photography, and drawing. Living in Western Australia I have done both city and country walking. My 2006 PhD fieldwork/fieldwalking was undertaken in the Kimberley and investigated walking in art and science, place and nonhuman worlds. I am currently working on spatial soundscapes activated by walking.

Jonathan Polkest

Ali Pretty
Ali is an artist who has a passion for connecting people and generating dialogue through her work. For the last 25 years she has been inspired by the art form of carnival, and has designed carnival bands and outdoor performances. She is known for her textile work on silk on a very large-scale.
Ali is now inspired to take a new direction and is devising interactive projects that are more closely connected to the landscape. She is creating a series of participatory walks as a starting point for engaging and connecting communities and for inspiring the creation of new work, which will take many forms.

Primavera Romana
the PrimaveraRomana project is a series of public exploratory walks with the aim to collectively explore the ongoing social and urban transformation of the urban space of the city of Rome. Through the direct experience, the walks aim to raise awareness of the reality on the ground and of the shared imaginary of the city and to encourage an active citizenship on key matters for a possible social and urban transformation.
It is a common practice activated by stalker (www.osservatorionomade.net).
check http://primaveraromana.wordpress.com

Bill Psarras
Bill Psarras (1985) is a Greek installation & new media artist, currently living in London for PhD studies. He holds a BA in Audio-Visual Arts (Ionian University,GR) & an MA in Visual & Digital Arts (University of the Arts London,UK).He is a prospect PhD student in Arts & Computational Technology, in Goldsmiths University of London (UK). His PhD proposal is related to the new media representation of urban transit places through the emotional response of the walking artist.His main fields of interest and work are AV installations, new media arts, motion graphics, conceptual art through the prism of digital arts, as well as music composition and soundscapes. Conceptually, his works have a strong relation with terms such as human emotion, urban landscape, surrealism, romanticism, net aesthetics and non-places.


Clare Qualmann
Is an artist working across media on ideas that stem from ordinary and everyday experiences. Collaborative work with the artists Gail Burton and Serena Korda as ‘walkwalkwalk: an archaeology of the familiar and forgotten’ uses walking to investigate place and explore urban routines, generating texts, sound, film and live art events.


Hilary Ramsden
http://loiteringwithintent.org (under construction)
I’m an artist with a particular (and possibly peculiar) blend of physical and visual theatre, street arts, rebel clown and movement. I’m particularly interested in the potential of walking as a different way to access creativity and provoke dialogue. I’m passionate about participation of the public, so-called ‘non-artists’, in the creation of artworks. I believe that process is usually more important than product, but I’ve just finished a practice-led PhD at the University of West of England, investigating people’s everyday walking habits and I made a pretty hefty paper product at the end of it.

Ann Rapstoff

Charlie Rawson
Performance Art 3rd yr undergrad at University of Cumbria.
Interested in questioning boundaries and boarders, physical and metaphysical through presence, space and walking. I work with my partner, who walked 1200miles for Peace last year and we are planning walks along boarders and in conflict zones. In 2014 we will be walking to Giza for the MasterPeace Alchemist Alive event. We are creative social explorers who work in grassroots projects and communities.

Kerrie Reading

Marjorie Albano Renno
While my artwork takes many forms, the artistic action of the walk has been my most consistent catalyst. I am interested in line’s powerful ability to dissect space, which compels me to record and interpret the lines I am creating as I move through my daily life. The lines from these walks are documented in my series of walk journals. From there, I deconstruct my experiences to better understand a moment or a place. It is from the essence of these walks that my artwork physically manifests itself in the form of drawings, sculptures, and most recently, video-installations.

Ernesto Rios
Ernesto Ríos is a multi-disciplinary visual artist who works with a diverse palette of tools: drawing, painting, video, photography, animation, virtual reality, performance, interactive art and net-art.
He was born in Mexico where he studied Photography, Hispanic Literature and Linguistics, History of Art and Fine Arts. Ernesto holds a Masters Degree from Tisch School of the Arts (Interactive Telecommunications Program) at New York University. He is currently a PhD candidate at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia.
He has had 17 solo exhibitions and 60 group exhibitions in major cities such as London, Paris, Tokyo, New York, Valencia, São Paulo, Melbourne and Mexico City.
This is a project I would like to include with you:



Katie Roby
I am a photography student at the Kansas City Art Institute in Kansas City, Missouri. My work often includes the female nude in relation to an object or objects from nature. Using walking as a creative and meditative tool could potentially inspire future works. By literally putting myself (a female) into a nature setting, I would become much more intimatewith the pieces I am creating.

Emma Rochester

I use my body as a channel to investigate the iconic power of nature – a terminal through which explorations of imagination, memory, and sensorial understandings of gendered landscapes are filtered and structured into multilayered inter-art works. Exploring ideas of the feminine as allegory for natural environs I create site-specific projects that comprise of written reflection, drawings, textiles, sculpture, video art, and performance works. Each of these modes of creativity is a layer through which I explore a feminine form of place-making in places ranging from a 200 million year old gorge in Cataract Gorge National Park, Launceston, Tasmania to a partial crossing of The Simpson Desert in Central Australia, to the Negev Desert in Israel.

Adriana Rondon Rivero

Morag Rose
The LRM (Loiterers Resistance Movement) is a Manchester based collective of artists and activists interested in psychogeography, public space and the hidden stories of the city.

Our city is wonderful and made for more than shopping. We want to reclaim it for play and revolutionary fun….

On the first Sunday of every month we go for a wander of some sort and we also organise occasional festivals, exhibitions, shows, spectacles, silliness and other random shenanigans. Please come and join us; everyone is welcome.

Liberty Rowley
Mark James and Liberty Rowley make short films mainly about long walks.
We mostly enjoy waste ground, motorway verges and industrial estates left empty on the weekends.

Rachel Ruckstuhl-Mann

Andreas Rutkauskas
I am a visual artist from Montreal, Canada. My principle medium is photography, however I often incorporate hand-made maps, and GPS technology in my research and artistic practice. My recent projects have addressed topics such as the impact of Internet-based research on wilderness recreation, the borderlands surrounding the Canada/US border, and the world’s longest-producing oil field.

Additionally, I maintain a blog about hiking called the Virtual Hiker: http://virtualhiker.wordpress.com/


Lisa Salem
After 10 years living in Los Angeles, I set out to walk the whole of the city pushing a baby-stroller with a DV camera attached to the end of it, facing inward. When people approached me I invited them to walk with me while I filmed our conversations. Perhaps because the aim was to deliberately have no agenda for what we spoke about, those conversations quickly became intimate, poignant and personal.
Walk LA With Me is a project in two parts. The first – the walk itself – was a blog that went viral, beginning a dialogue with people all over the world. The second is a feature-film portrait of LA (now in post-production) constructed from the conversations with the people I walked with and other things I saw and heard on the road.

Jennie Savage

Gemma Seltzer

Gemma Seltzer is a London-based writer and literary blogger. Her fiction charts people and places using online platforms. Look up at the Sky is her current project, a weekly blog capturing the experience of walking through writing on a journey from Hampton Court towards the Thames Barrier.

Aparna Sharma

we reduced dancing to synchronous walking and coordinated orientations of bodies in open spaces with our city dancers:
and developed those approaches in different directions: situational singing, soundtracks to realities, rollatorenkonzert …

Karen Smith

Phil Smith
ambulatory aspiring-anti-artist and performer, theorist-manqué

Bryan Sonderman
writer, archivist and psychogeographer interested in walking games: rule-based strategies for a more playful experience of place. Walking games concern the intersection of imagination, practice and place.

Luis C Sotelo

Jen Southern

Charlotte Spencer


Charlotte Spencer works extensively as a choreographer, performer and facilitator across the UK and Europe. Since initiating Charlotte Spencer Projects in 2009, she has had her work presented in a wide range of contexts. Charlotte is an Associate Artist at The Point, Eastleigh and Siobhan Davies Dance, London and is regularly supported by South East Dance and Greenwich Dance.

Driven by a practice of walking, Charlotte’s work rises from the landscape. She questions our ideas about journey, presence and time and aims to build community by inviting people to re-encounter themselves in relationship to their lives and their environment.

Graeme Stark
I’m interested in walking as a way to experience environment, connect through old paths, and new paths to those who have gone before and those who will come after.
I seek to document my walking research through photographs, and to encourage others to do likewise.

Glen Stoker
Glen Stoker uses multimedia techniques including photography, film and installation to explore the specifics of space, and personal place  in the post-industrial city. With a particular interest in the hinterland, both physical and metaphysical, the practice often includes notions of journey, walks and mapping as an artistic endeavour.
Professionally, he is part of the delivery team at AirSpace Gallery in Stoke-on-Trent, managing its window exhibition programme. He is also an experienced photographic documenter, specialising in the area of gallery exhibitions, live art and performance.
Tom Stone
I have been interested and engaged with walking as art for the past 5 years. Currently undertaking an MRes in Performance and Creative Research at Roehampton University, focusing on peripatetic performance in relation to the notion of distraction and escapism, the performing everyday and playing with the potentials surrounding imagined journeys – a sense of mobility through a fixed body.
Andrew Stuck


I have been recording interviews with artists, activists and professionals from the world of walking and publishing them as podcasts. The plan is to develop this through involving interviewees in a series of walks, as part of a wider aspiration to develop a travelling urban walking festival under the title of the “Museum of Walking”. The concept is to make the walks not just exploratory, but participatory – in as much as the people who come on them become the performers and contributors to each walk. So I’ve begun by involving artists, musicians, performers and writers and I act as a curator. It would be great to involve members of the Walking Artists Network in this endeavour.

Anna Sullivan
Me Then Now is principally the making of a life, my life of 19o4 lived Now, my aim is toward a deep understanding of Then through immersing myself as much as possible in Then. A structure for work, at its most accessible is the ephemeral picture I make as a person of Then walking on a street of Now, a self portrait in motion seen fleetingly by a mostly passive audience as I go about my daily routine.

Tom Sykes
Architect, artist, writer, designer and collaborator based in London with a particular penchant for exploration by foot and for falling in love with the sites where architecture (or its opposites) can be imagined. Working under the collaborative umbrella of Analogue Architecture, a practice of allowing projects to develop down several routes at once, whilst celebrating the use of analogue techniques and analogous explorations.


Caroline Thompson
I am a visual theatre and movement artist. Walking is central to my creative practice. currently working on a performance project where walking is also a large part of the content as well as the form of the piece.

Dan Thompson
Social artist with interest in psychogeographical wandering, and often use meandering as part of projects in empty shops. Founder of Revolutionary Arts and the Empty Shops Network.

Ian Thompson

Amy Todman
Amy Todman is an artist and researcher who has recently completed a PhD in Art History at the University of Glasgow. Research interests include the development of the idea of ‘landskip’ and pictorial survey in Britain over the early modern period and approaches to fieldwork in contemporary artistic practice.

Cathy Turner
Core member of Wrights & Sites, a group of artist-researchers concerned with place and space.
Working with Deirdre Heddon to research women’s walking performance.



Laura Valle
Im majoring in sculpture and planing to keep studying after getting my degree. Im pretty ambitious when it comes to life plans and so far is has worked for me. I love history, learning about cultures, and traveling. Because of my unexplainable lack of desire to drive i have to walk. In many occasions during my daily walks i have seen and learned many interesting things. Now i found my self paying more attention to detail and other things that i would have never notice in a car drive. My walks have being a helpful resources for my art. I plan to keep traveling and learning as much as possible and to do my daily walks.

Varsity of Maneuvers
Varsity of Maneuvers is an umbrella for collaborative art projects. It was intiated by the artist Birgit Binder and Jorda Planellas in Bristol (UK) in 2007/2008. Meanwhile Caspar Pauli, Anja Bodanowitz and other artists are collaborating with Birgit to realize performative research and educational projects with specialists from various fields, different interest groups and young people.
The process of moving and researching through movement is key to the projects as a strategic starting point but is also motivation and momentum. A recurring working methodolgy is the confrontation of movement (walking, hiking, canoeing, climbing) with intellectual ‘material’: data, facts, history and cartography. Both are combined to from parts of artistic research processes, performative tours, events through urban and rural spaces and installations.

Various Artists
Boucalais is a project by Various Artists, a footpath, originally from Boulogne sur Mer to Dunkirk (through Calais). The majority of Various Artists is joining this trip to create a small contribution (digital “song”) to the project, a poetic expression “on the road”, a witness installation.
Boucalais was at its beginning a regular walking route, but has grown into a format, a ‘state of mind’ where someone brings in different ways to produce work. The restrictions that the road entails are forcing artists to create with different methods.

Laurene Vaughan
Walking is an essential part of my creative practice. I’m interested in both internal and external cultural landscapes, and the ways that they are formed and transformed through kinneastheic engagement.

Katrien Voet


Bruno De Wachter
I’m a writer and walker based in Brussels. I walked from Brussels to Paris and from Amsterdam to Brussels, among other long-distance hikes. My writings sometimes include pictures and seem to be increasingly pervaded by fiction. My next walk will be around the Bristol Bay and Severn Estuary, where I want to explore the tide, the plan to build a tidal dam, dilemmas between micro- and macro-ecology, and everything that crosses my path. In the project “Circling around”, I invite people to walk with me around large airports, giving attention to everything except the airport itself (don’t mention the planes!).
Ben Waddington
I do walking tours around Birmingham, many different themes. I’m interested in Design and print History and tours usually touch on this, eg Baskerville, architecture, Type Tours. I’m hoping to develop an “Archi-Type” design module for HE, teaching design at street level.
W.A.L.K. (Walking, Art, Landskip, Knowledge) research initiative at the University of Sunderland. Principal investigators: Tim Brennan, Mike Collier, Brian Thompson. Upcoming event at the Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh (28th July, 2011), featuring Alec Finlay, Misha Myers, and Matthew Beaumont, bringing together innovative and speculative ideas on walking, landscape, and social, cultural, artistic, vocalic, and geographical constructions of space. See website for further details, or get in touch with Heather Yeung at the e-mail address above.

Walking the Land
Walking the Land connect art, landscape and community, with the landscape and walking providing the catalyst for our creative activities. Based in the Gloucestershire countryside, Walking the Land comprises three lead artists, Richard Keating, Tom Keating and Kel Portman and many associated artists from around the UK. Each share a passion for the landscape, using artworks to bring landscape and environmental issues to a wider public audience. As painters, sculptors, photographers, videographers, curators, academics and educators we produce work which refers to specific places, localities and environments, combining art and walking.

Walks of Life
Walks of Life is a walking appreciation project for and with people from all walks of life.
We are based at Deveron Arts in Huntly, Aberdeenshire/Scotland. Our walking programme reflects our ambition to work both locally and internationally with a variety of artists across disciplines and people who offer new perspectives on engaging with walking. The programme includes regular local events, research residencies and commissions.
We are initiating a future of ongoing work around topics related to walking and our relationships to both rural and urban environments.
Current resource http://www.walkingand.org
New website and online resource coming soon.

Jennifer Wallace
Jennifer Wallace, an American poet, photographer and regular walker, lives in Baltimore, Maryland. Her book, It Can be Solved by Walking (CityLit Press, 2012), tracks her explorations. “The poems and photos emerged as I wandered Baltimore’s neighborhoods looking for natural places after relocating from a bucolic semi-rural suburban county. What surprised me more than finding an abundance of wildlife, water and sweet places of natural respite, was that — in my search for something “other”— I fell in love with this busy, vibrant, funky and often sad metropolis. And, as is often the case with love, found an undiscovered part of myself in the process.”

Caroline Ward
I’m currently working in collaboration with a writer to explore Oxford Road in Manchester. We are using a blog, aural descriptions and film as research methods to explore the place.

Bertram Weisshaar
Bertram Weisshaar is based in Leipzig, Germany. He does walks influenced by the theory of strollology, which was invented by Lucius Burckhardt:
“We are conducting a new science,” Burckhardt explained to Hans-Ulrich Obrist in the preface to his book Why is Landscape Beautiful? “It’s founded on the idea that the environment is normally not perceived, and if it is, it tends to be in terms of the observer’s preconceived ideas. The classic walk goes to the city limits, the hills, the lake, the cliffs. But walkers also traverse parking lots, suburbs, settlements, factories, wastelands, highway intersections on their way to meadows, moors, farms. Coming home, when the walker tells what he has seen he tends to speak only of the forest and the lake, the things he set out to see, the things he read about, had geographical knowledge of, or saw in brochures and pictures. He leaves out the factory and the dump. Strollology deals not only with these prefabricated ideal images, but with the reality they eliminate.”

Richard White
I am a creative producer and participatory media artist, intrigued by the possibility of being at the point where the physical and the virtual meet.
I am exploring connections between landscape, place and people. Locative media apps. Working collaboratively and harnessing the participatory potential of social media. Reclaiming lost memory. Locating the stories. Creating new ones.

Tony Whitehead

Moira Williams
Moira Williams’ performance-based work invites public interactions and gestures of exchange. She is currently a fellow in the Laundromat Project’s Create Change Program, Bronx, NY and she is a founding member of the walking cooperative Walk Exchange. Her Recent work has been seen in City Drift, Brooklyn, NY, No Longer Empty’s This Side of Paradise Bronx, NY, The Dorsky Curatorial Gallery, NY, The Brooklyn Food Conference, NY, Rumite Netherlands, D.U.M.B.O. Arts Festival, NY, Flux Factory, NY, and the Philadelphia Marathon. Moira is presently working on a living, mobile shelter for her upcoming New York to New York Walk. She can also be found walking to the DeKalb post office in Bushwick, NY, where she mails her daily letters to the Milky Way.

Tony Williams
I’m a poet and prose writer based at Northumbria University. I’m currently researching the relation between dog-walking and writing, including the writerly identity constructed through walking and the instrumental role such everyday activities can have in creative practices. The project culminates in an AHRC Fellowship in 2013.

Louise Ann Wilson
I am a performance-maker, scenographer and artist. I am currently making a series of walking pieces which focus on the rural landscape as a place for performance in which human relationships to our environment are to be re-imagined. The work is made through an extended period of immersion in a chosen place and is evolved in close collaboration with artists from a broad range of creative disciplines and experts from other fields not usually associated with performance, including scientists and people with local knowledges.
Recent productions include:
Ghost Bird (2012), a silent walk and live art installation specific to a valley in the Trough of Bowland, Lancashire.
Fissure (2011), a three day walking-performance created in the Yorkshire Dales.
Jack Scout (Sept 2010), a walking performance in which music, dance, voice and art revealed a hidden part of Morecambe Bay.

I was formerly the Co-Artistic Director, of wilson+wilson, www.wilsonandwilson.org

Kaspar Wimberley & Susanne Kudielka

Susanne Kudielka & Kaspar Wimberley work as interventionists and performance researchers specialising in site-specific and site-responsive art, alternative strategies for audience interaction and new forms of artistic collaboration. The artistic process usually begins with a given site, and a process of observation and dialogue that analyses, and eventually responds, to the architectural, socio-political, geographical, mythological, connotative and historical narratives that can be found there. Projects are quietly subversive, playfully readjusting the appreciation of a particular activity or a given site.

Sarah Wishart

Liam Witter
Based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, final year of fine art BA. Since the start of university walking has been a big part of my work. Psychogeography is great but how can it be taken further? How can we make work with critical value?

Sara Wookey
Sara Wookey is an artist, creative consultant. She is the director of Wookey Works Studio, a service organization that provides cultural projects and creative consulting to non-profit, educational, and commercial sectors in the United States, Canada and Europe. Her projects encourage socio-spatial interaction, a sensitivity to economic conditions of artists, efforts towards dance preservation and programmatic public art that prompts civic mindedness. Her training as a dancer and her formative experience of ten years spent living and working in Amsterdam, the Netherlands are key influences for her. Her choreography has been presented at, among others, the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, REDCAT and the Hammer Museum. She is a founding member of the Choreographer’s Working Group and a certified teacher of Yvonne Rainer’s seminal dance work “Trio A” (1966). Clients include Patagonia, UCLA and the LA County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Sara is based in LA and works within the regions of the Midwest, Canada, and Europe. She is also a square dance caller in training.

John Wright
I am a librarian at the University of Glamorgan. I’m interested in interrogating the landscape in which I walk from a socio-historical perspective, and how augmented reality might help in that process.

Wrights & Sites

Formed in UK, 1997, Wrights & Sites are four artist-researchers (Stephen Hodge, Simon Persighetti, Phil Smith and Cathy Turner) whose work is focused on peoples’ relationships to places, cities, landscape and walking. We employ disrupted walking strategies as tools for playful debate, collaboration, intervention and spatial meaning-making.
Our work, like walking, is intended to be porous; for others to read into it and connect from it and for the specificities and temporalities of sites to fracture, erode and distress it. We have sought to pass on our dramaturgical strategies to others: to audiences, readers, visitors and passersby.
The outcomes of our work vary from project to project, but frequently include site-specific performance, Mis-Guided Tours (e.g. Stadtverführungen in Wien, Tanzquartier Wien and Wiener Festwochen, Vienna, 2007), published Mis-Guides (e.g. A Mis-Guide To Anywhere, 2006), ‘drifts’, mythogeographic mapping, public art (e.g. Wonders of Weston, CABE/Situations, Weston-super-Mare, 2010) or installations (e.g. mis-guided, Belluard Bollwerk International Festival, Fribourg, 2008), and public presentations and articles.
Today, walking and exploring the everyday remains at the heart of all we do, and what we make seeks to facilitate walker-artists, walker-makers and everyday pedestrians to become partners in ascribing significance to place.

Eleanor Wynne Davis
Eleanor Wynne Davis is a musician and artist.
Interested in the power of actions and how the hidden affects the seen, Eleanor looks for ways of bringing connections into the open and creating situations that people can engage with.
She currently plays violin and viola with live looping, performs throughout the UK and internationally, makes socially engaged art with people and place and composes music for dance and film.
Eleanor has played violin to gorillas, set up walk-in cages as gallery installation, re-landscaped school play grounds, got people out walking, writing books, making speeches, worked with young kids, excluded from school kids, old folks, teenage mums and dads, the council, schools, the police, other artists and musicians.



Jackie Yeomans
Making works of art with organic matter is not only a practical choice but also one of ecological value.
The lime and pigment paintings of the OVERLAY SERIES are generally images made after spending time walking the Pembrokeshire and Dorset coasts. It is the coastal areas that clearly show the time lines of the earth’s evolution, which are then conceptually realised in my paintings.
The artist remembering her walks and her thoughts of the space alongside the memory of the earth stored within the strata are embodied within each line that is drawn.


Claudia Zeiske
I have a great interest in walking and art and have undertaken a number of projects in relation to the subject. I would love to stay in touch.


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