walkwalkwalk: Stories From the Exeter Archive
Exeter Central Train Station and various locations throughout Exeter
12th April 2008 until 1st September 2008
Private View Saturday 12th April, Exeter Central Train Station 7pm 8pm, followed by nightwalk at 8pm
click here for images from the opening event and nightwalk
walkwalkwalk have created a series of posters, leaflets and flyers inspired by stories about everyday walks in Exeter. Over 50 local people donated walks which formed a starting point for a series of text works celebrating the overlooked yet familiar in Exeter. The art works are displayed at Exeter Central Station and on various notice boards and public display areas across the city.
To mark the opening of the exhibition join walkwalkwalk for a nightwalk to Marsh Barton, one of the locations that inspired their walk stories. An excursion beyond the Western Way will take you to this overlooked realm. We will re-visit the largest car showroom/salesroom estate in Europe, where Marsh Barton Martians stalk the pavements and hover behind over-sized street signs. Sites of special interest include the Materials Reclamation Facility with its mounds of sparkling broken glass, Den's Delights (one of the best places to stop for a cup of tea) and The Range with a vast array of garden gnomes and ornamental paraphernalia.
Refreshments will be provided, including Walking Cake, from an original Exeter walk recipe. The walk will leave promptly at 8pm from Exeter Central Train Station, meet on the walkway bridge between the platforms. It will take approximately one and a half hours, and end at Salmon Pool Lane bus stop where the bus will return you to Exeter Town Centre.
The distribution and siting of the text works is documented on our blog http://exeterstories.blogspot.com
The artworks and walk were inspired by a research residency undertaken in August 2007, find out more here
Exeter April 2008