Women’s Walks to Remember: ‘With memory I was there’

May 2018 (ongoing), Lake District, Cumbria

Women’s Walks to Remember: "With Memory I was there" celebrates the walking-lives of Lake District women and collects longed-for walks that can no longer be walked.

Dorothy’s Room

2018 (and tour), Rydal Mount, Ambleside, Cumbria

Dorothy's Room is an immersive installation originally created in Dorothy Wordsworth’s bedroom at Rydal Mount in Ambleside, Cumbria and inspired by Dorothy’s Rydal Journals in which she was bed-bound relying on memory to transport herself into the landscape she had once walked. Dorothy's Room is a companio to the related Women's Walks to Remember: 'With Memory I was there.'

Returning, We Hear The Larks

2-11 November 2018, Lancaster Priory, Lancaster

A new site-specific performance-installation entitled Remembrance: Returning, We Hear The Larks (November 2018). Created in and for Lancaster Priory to mark the centenary of the end of World War One as part of Light Up Lancaster 2018

 

Mulliontide: A Guide for Walkers

July 2017, Published by LAW Co, Leeds

Mulliontide: A Guide for Walkers, enables others to undertake the coastal walk from Poldhu Cove to Mullion Cove that I created in 2016 in collaboration with residents of Mullion, Cornwall.

Mulliontide: A walk from Poludhu to Mullion Cove

29-30 October 2016, Poldhu Cove to Mullion Cove, Cornwall

Mulliontide coastal walk that focuses on a much-loved landscape and explores the places where land, sea and people meet. The walk notices the effects of tide and time, acknowledges deep feelings for place and recognises the challenges of change – personal and topographical.

Harold’s Walk: A Walk to Remember

January 2017, Mardale Head, Bampton

The process of creating Mulliontide (2016) led to a project entitled Harold's Walk: Walk to Remember.

Warnscale

16-17 May 2015 (ongoing), Warnscale Fells, Buttermere

Warnscale: A Land Mark Walk Reflecting on In/fertility and Childlessness is a self guided walk specific to, and created in, Warnscale, an area of fells to the south of Buttermere Lake.

The Gathering / Yr Helfa

12-14 September 2014, Hafod Y Llan, Snowdonia

The Gathering / Yr Helfa was a site-specific walking-performance based on the annual fertility, reproductive  and life-cycles of the ewes at Hafod y Llan Farm, Snowdon, Wales.

Fissure

May 2011, Ingleborough, Yorkshire Dales

Fissure (20 - 22 May 2011), was a unique walking performance that unfolded over three days in the Yorkshire Dales. It was an extraordinary encounter between artists, scientists, audiences and landscape that explored life, death, grief and renewal.

Close-up Clougha Pike Collection

April 2018, Clougha Pike, Forest of Bowland

Close-up Clougha Pike is a collection of photographs that capture the extraordinary colour, texture and form of the lichens growing on the rocks at Clougha Pike fell.          

Quaker: Pendle – Firbank – Swarthmoor

March-September 2017, Lancashire, Yorkshire and Cumbria

Site-specific research and development project leading to prototype for a set of three artist’s books entitled Pendle, Firbank and Swarthmoor (forthcoming 2019). The books respond to three sites in North West England important to Quaker history.

A woman lies in a foetal position in the landscape

Ghost Bird

September 2012, Langden Valley, Trough of Bowland

Ghost Bird (15 & 16 September 2012), was a silent walking-performance and live-art installation specific to the Langden Valley in the Trough of Bowland, an upland landscape internationally important for its heather moorland, blanket bog and rare birds.

Jack Scout

September 2010, Silverdale, Lancashire

Jack Scout (17 - 26 Sept 2010) was a walking performance specific to Jack Scout, an intimate location in Silverdale, Lancashire, of bewitching beauty and extraordinary aesthetic, cultural and scientific value overlooking the vast sands and tides of Morecambe Bay.

 

Still Life

Sept 2008, Far Arnside, Morecambe Bay

Still Life was an intertidal performance specific to the sands of Morecambe Bay and the shoreline at Far Arnside in Sept 2008 and rev. 2009. It was created and performed by Louise Ann Wilson and Nigel Stewart.

 

Disconsolate: Mothering Sunday Installation

31 March - 6 April 2019, Lancaster Priory, Lancaster

Mothering Sunday is for many people a challenging and painful day. In acknowledgement of this I have collaborated with the arists Rachel-Ann Powers to create a space in the St Nicholas Chapel where the absences, losses and longings experienced around Mothering Sunday can be acknowledged and held.