‘Walk Out’ – Exhibition of the Walking Arts Research Group opens in Sheffield with private view on Thursday 29 November
WARG at Sheffield Hallam University provides a collaborative space for the investigation of cross-practice creative production linked to a range of walking practices. It has become a forum for practice and reflection, where the group acts as a vessel, enabling individuals and collaborations to generate their own areas of research interest. The benefits of group research are more than just the individual research outputs. Conversations have been playful and inventive. Trust, respect and understanding has developed between colleagues as well as the obvious aspects of well-being associated with walking.
The positive impact of walking among the academic staff team has been noted, especially a sense of group cohesion. As the exhibition title suggests the activity of WARG acts as an antidote to the negative aspects of the corporate environment. We aim to extend this practice to include students on our courses to provide an alternative setting for interaction between staff and students without the classroom hierarchy and with the benefits of being outdoors with an attitude of creative play.
WALK OUT Exhibition
Sheffield Institute of Art, Persistence Works Gallery, Yorkshire Artspace, Sheffield S1 2BS
Friday 30 November – Saturday 15 December
With private view on Thursday 29 November 4PM – 6PM.
Download the exhibition catalogue here.
The exhibition features art works by Susannah Gent, Jeremy Lee, Michele Lazenby, Mark Parkin, Sonya Robinson, Andrew Robinson, Annie Watson, Patrick Wichert and Ron Wright. Check the Walking Arts Research Group website here.