Let’s Take A Walk blog post

In the Summer, I was commissioned by Creative People and Places: Market Place to develop and pilot a new project exploring the isolation, disconnection and lockdown experience. In the Autumn, I led Let’s Talk A Walk, a remote art-making and walking project with two groups in Fenland and West Suffolk. I was invited to write a reflective blog about the project, exploring how it developed and the challenges faced…

Doorstep curiosity’ is a phrase I noted down during a Zoom catch-up with Creative Agent Ali and Marketing Officer Alice, a few days after the Let’s Take a Walk workshop. My own nature-informed arts practice took on a new resonance this year. Experiencing nature’s sights, sounds and sensations became essential to my wellbeing. The little things have really captured my attention. Self-seeded plants growing through the cracks in flint walls became a symbol for the resilience to find a way through. It was these experiences that inspired the project.

Let’s Take a Walk didn’t begin as a walk. In fact, for the Creative Conversations in Isolation call-out, whilst the country was under ‘Stay at Home’ orders, I wanted to find inspiration at home by unlocking stories in the objects we live with. I’d been running still-life drawing sessions over Zoom and through this, became curious about arranging and connecting with everyday ‘stuff’…

Read the full blog post on the Creative People and Places: Market Place website

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