Netwalking Public Walk: The Dowse

Artist Simon Pope invites a group of walkers to explore the relationships between walking, dialogue and land, and art.

Beginning with a presentation by the artist and  drawing on examples of his recent work, participants will walk in the hills to the north of the Dowse Art Museum to question some of the common assumptions about walking as an art form.

The walk will present different examples of walking as art, with a focus on social aspects that are denied in some artistic traditions – namely a togetherness accompanied by everyday speech and interaction. Together, the group of walkers will investigate various ways of understanding their encounter with each other and with ‘land’.

The walk will require a normal level of fitness, and will be punctuated by breaks for refreshments and discussion.

Meeting point is at the Dowse, and transport to and from the walk start point will be provided.

We intend to make the walk whatever the weather so please bring appropriate clothing. In the case of extreme weather conditions we will notify you beforehand.

Registration is essential.

Please register with the Dowse by phone or  email

04 570 6500

Please bring:

  • Sunhat
  • Waterproof Coat
  • Water bottle
  • Picnic lunch and snacks
  • Comfortable walking shoes
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Date(s) - 17/03/2013
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Dowse Art Museum