We are pleased to announce that Netwalking registration is now open.
Netwalking is a series of walks, talks and master-classes with UK-based
media artist Simon Pope, taking place between March 16th and April 14th
The series explores themes from Popeís recent works such as walking with
others, negotiating routes, and exploring relationships between people
and our relationships with 'land'.
Public walks in Wellington, Christchurch and Sydney present different
aspects of walking-as-art, drawing on examples of Pope's work, with each
walk responding to different forms and terrains. Walks require a normal
level of fitness, and are punctuated by breaks for discussion and
Masterclasses in Wellington, Christchurch, Auckland and Woollongong are
an opportunity for artists, performers, academics and students to
present and discuss walking or related participatory, media or social
art projects with Simon Pope and a group of peers. We are
particularly interested in artists working with walking, conversational
or dialogic forms, projects that deal with relationship to landscape or
environment, expeditionary methodologies and projects that bridge
between media art and post-media forms such as walking.
The Artist Talk in Whanganui is an introduction to Pope's work, while
the Panel Discussion in Auckland will be an opportunity to develop an
understanding of the relationship between Media Art and Participatory
forms such as walking-as-art, as well as the exploring possible linkages
to environment, ecology, nature and land.
All Netwalking events are free of charge.
Places are limited for Masterclasses and Walks so please register:
Flyers and posters can be downloaded at:
For any other queries please email netwalking(at)greenbench(dot)org
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Dr. Su Ballard | Senior Lecturer | Art History, Visual and Media Arts
Faculty of Creative Arts | University of Wollongong
Bld 25, Northfields Ave | NSW 2522, AUSTRALIA
p: +61 2 4239 2545
cell: +61 448 937 464
Tuesday 9.30-11.30am and Friday 2.30-4.30