We walked last Friday from Dundas Street Gallery to Inverleith House, in the Royal Botanical Gardens. Here a photo diary of readings and a task based intervention with rope by Naomi Garriock.

Ropes and knots are an important part of documenting the walks and Naomi created some interesting tasks to develop our knot making prowess.

I am still smiling from the experience and so amazed by the City of Edinburgh and all the wonderful artists and academics that help to create this walk. For more about the walk please visit:http://elspethpenfold.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/precario-1990-cecilia-vicuna-maximum.html


A Wander on Friday July 7th

from Dundas Street Gallery to Inverleith house Edinburgh
2pm – 4pm


An artist led walk by Elspeth Penfold inspired by Cecilia Vicuña’s poem ‘Hilo y Palabra’


Includes participative interventions by artists:

Nicola Weir,
Naomi Garriock
Elspeth Penfold
With further work contributed by

artist Julia Riddiough
Ecopoet, Jonathan Skinner
academic Judy Dermott.



And includes

A Yoga Mantra

Ribbons for unravelling

Poetry reading



Timed participative interventions with instructions


Ending at Inverleith House, where the poem was written


Currently closed for exhibitions


although ‘we still believe …….’ And sincerely hope it may open again.

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