WALKING WOMEN is a programme of events that places women at the centre of discussions and debates about walking and art.
WALKING WOMEN seeks to create a space in which artists and creative practitioners can connect with one another and with new audiences for their work, generating debate, discussion and new knowledge, with the goal of raising the visibility of these practices.
There are two opportunities for artists to get involved and show their work as part of the public programmes this summer:
Saturday 16 – Sunday 17 July, 2016 at Somerset House, London
Thursday 11 August, 2016 at Drill Hall, Edinburgh
1. We will be screening a selection of films by women artists who use walking as part of their practice, and would like to invite you to submit your work for consideration in this programme. We may have some technical restrictions, but will try as hard as we can to facilitate the screening of work in any format. We are looking for work of no more than 30 minutes in length.
Please send your application to [email protected] by Friday 27 May, including the following information: Name, Title of work, date, duration, format, a brief overview/description (no more than 200 words), plus a link to the film/extract online. Please do not email large film files. Undigitised work can be sent via mail to:
University of East London
1 Salway Road
London E15 1NF
If you would like us to return your application materials please include a pre-addressed return envelope in your package. Please do not send sole copies of work.
2. We will also have PechaKucha presentation sessions for artists at each location. PechaKucha is a format in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each, the idea is to keep things succinct, and enable lots of people to share their images and ideas. Depending on levels of interest we may have to select for this opportunity – but we will endeavour to include as many artists as possible to make this an ‘open-mic’ section of the programme.
If you would like to be considered for inclusion please send your application to [email protected] by Friday 27 May, including the following information: Name, a brief description of your creative walking practice or walk-based work that you have made (no more than 200 words), 5 images indicative of your work (these should be low res so that your attachments are no more than 2MB total), which location/date you would like to present at (or multiple options).
WALKING WOMEN is curated by Amy Sharrocks and Clare Qualmann, in collaboration with Dee Heddon.
It is presented in partnership with Somerset House, The Live Art Development Agency, The Walking Artists Network, The University of East London, Deveron Arts, Forest Fringe and Geography Workshop.
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