The last few months have been very eventful as I developed a couple of walks through Thread and Word One of these was ‘Sumak Kawsay’, a walk for Terminalia which unexpectedly resulted in a small book of verses to put […]
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The wind drawings are part of the on-going Mourning Stone Project https://www.a-n.co.uk/blogs/the-mourning-stone-project/ and a collaborative drawing research project Touching The World Lightly http://blogs.brighton.ac.uk/ttwl/ they began on a windy holiday in 2013 and re appeared in the Mourning Stone project in a different guise.
Emily Jolley, Tania Rutland, Jenny Staff, Anna Twinam-Cauchi and myself are working towards an exhibition at Worthing Museum and Gallery in June 2019. Our focus is Cissbury Ring and I have been up there walking, idling amongst the Gorse, picking […]
By way of an explanation, we will be celebrating Terminalia with Thread and Word in Seasalter through a walk with poetry readings ( you are welcome to bring a contribution) and the meditative knotting of ropes. I will supply the […]
Here a cement block which will be part of our walk in Seasalter celebrating the Roman God of Boundaries Terminus. Terminalia was an ancient Roman festival in honour of the god Terminus, who presided over boundaries. His statue was merely […]
I walk every day with my Irish Terrier Fred. These are not done in the manner generally associated. A 20 minute round the block, down to the co-op for milk or along the coastal path with visitors on a windy […]
THREAD AND WORD – A WALK WITH SHRINES AT THE MARGATE BOOKIE A Walk with Shrines, unwrapping, revealing and reflecting. Elaina Arkeooll reflects on her Ofrenda’ Blue Beard’s box’, Guy Debord and The Book of Proverbs We unwrapped Elaina’s offering […]
Drawing inspiration from Dee Heddon’s walking libraries and the book Home Altars of New Mexico, Thread and Word’s Walking Shrines is a walk which takes you on a journey through books, poetry, Margate and the passion and following these engender. […]
We have been down the woods a few times recently. Looking at the colours and enjoying the walk not thinking much just experiencing the landscape. Fred is off searching and I’m just looking at the trees in a strange ‘semi […]
Fred has cut his back leg and does not seem too fused about going out this morning. He is curled up comfortable – lots of licking going on but generally seems Ok. I think he must have cut his leg […]
I like the groyne works on the seafront. We walk together towards the town along the pebbly beach. I am climbing over the old groynes, ones that are not being replaced and the weathering and action of the tides has […]
Fed’s favourite day, its dustbin day with plenty to check out. I saw a guy changing the parking information signs on the seafront. I was interested to see if the costs had gone up? As it turns out no. These […]
Off the lead walk with Fred this time; and we are in our local woodlands Thornden Wood, which is part of the larger Blean swathe of woodlands north of Canterbury https://www.theblean.co.uk/ . I can see that the leaves are just […]
Fred has two types of walks those on the lead and those off the lead, this morning was an on the lead walk. On the lead walks are generally into town and at the moment the favourite is to the […]
Tonight’s walk was in some ways the antithesis of the one described in the post before, and again it was dark in the evening in the woods. This time the ‘incident’ happened early on and involved other dogs, not with […]
Date:September 29, 2018 at 02:30 PM
Location:South West England
I should have known from previous experience that blogging in the middle of a big intense project wasn’t going to happen. I’m looking back, 6 or so months on, at my last posts and my intentions to write here about […]
We walked around our local streets, past the water leak bubbling out the road, Fred drinking from the stream of water running along the curb. The man who lives in the house right next to this water leak was cutting […]
The March of the Artists is a joint project by John-Paul Brown, Eve Robertson and Lauren Sagar. On 29 July 2018 they set off walking the 250 miles of river-ways and canals between Manchester and London, a planned 28-day trip avidly documented on Instagram.
A Walk with Thread and Word for The Margate Bookie September 2018 This is a walk as pilgrimage creating shrines for the Margate Bookie September 2018 Led by Elspeth Penfold. Drawing inspiration from Dee Heddonʼs Walking Library and the book […]
Me and Fred explore the world together:
Fred is an Irish Terrier who likes chasing birds and engages with the world by exploring things using his nose. Rob is an artist who likes black felt tips and coloured pencils, who engages with the world by talking to people on dog walks:
June was a really busy month. I had a solo show of my wind drawings at the Width of Circle gallery in Stourbridge. I exhibited six framed drawings plus two unframed and a sound work. The work was framed by […]
I have just got back from Yorkshire where I was showing work as part of Selfscapes, a group show of work by 25 artists responding to the Dalby Forest location and themes of embodied landscape, self and surroundings, self as narrative, self and body and […]