Dorothy’s Room

1 September - 20 December 2018, Wordsworth Trust Museum, Grasmere

Dorothy’s Room is an immersive installation originally created in Dorothy Wordsworth’s bedroom at Rydal Mount in Ambleside. It is  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. The installation is now at The Wordsworth Trust Museum until the end of 20 December 2018. It is part of Louise's Women's Walks to Remember: 'With Memory I was there'

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

1 Sept - 20 Dec 2018, Wordsworth Trust Museum, Grasmere

Women’s Walks to Remember: "With Memory I was there" celebrates the walking-lives of Lake District women and collects significant walks that can no longer be walked. During the summer of 2018, Louise has been collecting Lake District walks that are significant for present-day women who are no longer able to undertake them.

Remembrance: Returning We Hear The Larks

2-3 November 2018, Lancaster Priory, Lancaster

New site-specific performance-installation for Light Up Lancaster 2018 entitled Remembrance: Returning, We Hear The Larks.

Close-up Clougha Pike Collection

April 2018, Clougha Pike, Forest of Bowland

My Clougha Pike Collection of photographs are exhibited in the Upcycle/Recylce exhibition at Gallery 23, Arteria, Lancaster.

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.

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.

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

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.

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 inspired by the annual cycles of sheep-farming at Hafod y Llan farm located on Snowdon, Wales.

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.

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.

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.