Walks to Remember: Harold’s Walk

January 2017 (ongoing), Kentmere, Cumbria

The process of creating Mulliontide (2016) has led to a new project entitled Walks to Remember (forthcoming). One of those walks will be Harold's Walk.

Photographs

various locations

Installations

Lancashire, Yorkshire, Snowdonia

Pendle – Firbank – Swarthmoor

March-September 2017 (ongoing), NW England

Following a period of research and development Louise is writing and designing a box set of three artist’s books entitled Pendle, Firbank and Swarthmoor. 

Watercolours: Gardens

Summer 2017, Cumbria and Lancashire

Watercolour & Print: Pendle - Firbank - Swarthmoor

May, 2017, Quaker Sites, NW England, UK

Therapeutic Walking & Landscapes

2012-ongoing, Yorkshire, Cumbria, Lancashire and Bespoke

Louise works with individuals, groups and communities to create bespoke life-events walks, residencies and workshops.

She has developed a series of walks, which she leads and that can be booked. These include: Warnscale (Buttermere and Haystacks, Cumbria), Fissure (Yorkshire Dales), Mulliontide (Mullion, Cornwall) and a series of new collection of walks that explore a series of life events and follow the routes of Dorothy Wordsworth's walks in The Lake Distirct, Cumbria.

Louise can also work with you to create a tailor-made life-event walk.

 

To book an existing walk and for more information on tailor-made walks, please contact Louise.

Doctoral Research

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’. 

Writing

Recent and Forthcoming, Books and Articles

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.

Teaching

Current and Qualifcations, Various Universities

Louise is a visiting lecturer in Theatre Studies at Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts, Lancaster University. She is an External Examiner for the BA Performance Design and Practice Central St Martin’s, University of the Arts, London (2014-18). 

Presentations

Recent and Forthcoming Presentations, Various Locations

Louise regularly presents her practice and research at conferences and symposiums as well as in the press, media and on radio broadcasts. She is a member of the advisory board for the research project Performing Landscapes: Mountains led by Joanthan Pitches at Leeds University.

Watercolours: Petra (rock/stone) studies

September 2017, Patmos, Greece

The Gathering: story boards, montage

September, 2014, The Gathering, Hafod-y-Llan, Snowdonia

Mulliontide: A Guide for Walkers

Published, July 2017.

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, 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.

The Gathering / Yr Helfa

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.

A woman lies in a foetal position in the landscape

Ghost Bird

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.

Fissure

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.

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.