January 2017 (ongoing), Kentmere, Cumbria
Lancashire, Yorkshire, Snowdonia
March-September 2017 (ongoing), NW England
Summer 2017, Cumbria and Lancashire
May, 2017, Quaker Sites, NW England, UK
2012-ongiong , Yorkshire, Cumbria, Lancashire and Bespoke
Practice as Research Ph.D, LICA, Lancaster University
In 2016 Louise was awarded a Ph.D. in Theatre Studies from Lancaster Institute of the Contemporary Arts, Lancaster University. The title of her written thesis is: ‘Emplacing, Re-Imaging and Transforming ‘Missing’ Life-Events: A Feminine Sublime Approach to the Creation of Socially Engaged Scenography in Site-Specific Walking-Performance in Rural Landscapes’.
Ongoing, Books, Articles, Papers
Louise's published books inlcude Mulliontide: A Guide for Walkers and Warnscale: A Land Mark Walk Reflecting On In/Fertility And Childlessness. She has written articles and chapters for a number of book and journals.
Ongoing, Various Universities
Louise works as a visiting lecturer at undergraduate and postgraduate level at a number of universities. She is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and has a number of teaching qualifications including the Supporting Learning Programme (SLP), awarded by Lancaster University.
Ongoing, Various Locations
Louise is regularly invited, or selected, to exhibit her work and present her practice and research at a conferences and symposiums as well as in the press, media and on radio broadcasts. Louise is project and artistic advisor and member of the advisory board for the research project Performing Landscapes: Mountains.
September 2017, Patmos, Greece
September, 2014, The Gathering, Hafod-y-Llan, Snowdonia
Published, July 2017.
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.
16-17 May 2015 (ongoing), Warnscale Fells, Cumbria
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.
12-14 September 2014, Snowdonia, Wales
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.
September 2012, Trough of Bowland, Lancashire.
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.
May 2011, 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.
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.
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.