RICHARD LONG: THE ISLE OF WIGHT AS SIX WALKS'
QUAY ARTS,
SEA STREET,
NEWPORT (England),

8 APRIL - 1 JULY 2017.

PERSONAL EXHIBITION no 261.

 


press release

Turner Prize winning artist and Britain’s leading figure in Land Art, Richard Long presents
a series of photographic and text works as well as a monumental floor installation made from flint.
Spanning over four decades and presenting a variety of locations – England, Wales, Africa, Nepal and Bolivia,
he is an artist who embarks on long distance walks to create his work and was even once drawn to the Isle of Wight.
A never-before seen vinyl text installation ‘The Isle of Wight as Six Walks’ 1982,
from which the exhibition takes it name, will be on display representing coast to coast walks by roads and paths on the Isle of Wight,
as well as a bespoke ‘wall drawing’ using local mud.


the exhibition



Works from left to right:
'Walking With the River's Roar, 1983'
'Windmill Hill to Coalbrookdal, 1979'
'Merthyr Tydfil Line, 1980'.
 


At the far end of the room:
'The Isle of Wight As Six Walks, 1982'.
At the right:
'Medina Mud Line, 2017'.


'The Isle of Wight As Six Walks, 1982',
360 x 260 cm.



Works from left to right:
'Walking With the River's Roar, 1983'
'Windmill Hill to Coalbrookdal, 1979'
'Merthyr Tydfil Line, 1980'.



'Circle in Africa, Mulanji Mountains, Malawi, 1978''
and 'Village Firewood, 1981'.


 



'Medina Mud Line, 2017',
160 x 30 cm.


 






'Wessex Flint Line, 1987',
975 x 160 cm.







'Wessex Flint Line, 1987',
and
'Ten Mile Places, 1986'.

 

Photos:
Quay Arts.