Collaborations with artist Jane Frost:  ‘Salt Trails’ and ‘Mapping the Wind’

In 2009 Jane and I offered a series of walking conversations for the exhibition at Salthouse Church curated by Simon Martin with the theme of salt.  We wanted to create work through relationship with place and people.  So we offered a series of highly flexible walking dialogues arising out of the encroachment of the salt sea on the coastline at Salthouse.

feet on the land

salt sea encroaching

transient activity

tracing paths

shingle bank regrading

making connections

The conversations were grounded in an active relationship with the landscape, in the activities of walking and ephemeral art, and alive to the environmental effects of the source, process and use of materials.

Salt Trails
Salt Trails
Conversation
Conversation
In Conversation with the Landscape
In Conversation with the Landscape

Each walk began and ended at Salthouse Church.  We invited walkers to bring back to the church a small object that would symbolise what they might be taking away with them from the experience of the day.

In Conversation with the Sea
In Conversation with the Sea
In Conversation with the Sea
In Conversation with the Sea
The end result of a walking conversation exploring the theme of salt and the shifting landscape
The end result of a walking conversation exploring the theme of salt and the shifting landscape

All photographs by Tim Frost

Mapping the Wind

In a second project, part of the Cromer and Sheringham Festival and funded by the Sainsbury Centre’s Culture of the Countryside Programme, we set up a wind diary in the shelter at West Runton which was used by hundreds of people of all ages to record personal experiences of the wind through writing, drawing, poetry and sketching.  We also organised a WindArt day, a Wind Walk, and a Wind Mapping Day.  Details and photographs can be seen at

mappingthewind.wordpress.com

West Runton Wind Diaries
West Runton Wind Diaries
Mapping the Wind
Mapping the Wind
Mapping the Wind
Mapping the Wind

Photographs by Liz McGowan

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