Past Exhibitions

I describe myself as ‘a walking artist’.
Walking art is the bringing together of two entirely separate activities,
walking and art.

 

I transform ideas into experienced realities.
If I do not make a walk I cannot make any art.

 

I am an artist who walks, not a walker who makes art.
Not every artist enjoys walking
and not every walker is tolerant of contemporary art.

 

An artwork may be purchased,
but my walks cannot be sold,
stolen or re-produced by artificial intelligence.
An artwork cannot re-present the experience of a walk.

 

My walks range from multi-week solo camping treks
to short communal urban walks
involving up to several hundred participants.

 

Every piece of art I materialise contains a walk text.
I make art exclusively from walks that I have personally experienced.

 

When the walk has been completed, the text can be written.
The facts of the walk cannot be altered,
but as time passes
the walks may be re-evaluated and re-contextualised.

 

When I say that ‘the walk is the art’,
I simply mean that ‘the walk’
is my contribution to contemporary art.

 

‘A walk’ may exist purely as a walk,
but the ‘artwork’ cannot be created without the walk.

 

Walks are facts for the walker and fiction for everyone else.

 

Walking Art.
Neither of these two words specify an art medium,
thereby suggesting openness and potential.

 

Walking is the connecting experience
for a wide range of concerns and disciplines.
Slowness. Slow transport, health, meditation,
protest, escape,
pilgrimage, ritual,
dance, art…
walking is magic.

 

Although I made my first ‘artwalk’ with other students in 1967,
it took me a further six years of trial and error
to arrive at a total commitment to walking.
In 1973, after completing one coast to coast walk
of just over a thousand miles,
I made the single most important decision of my creative life:
To Make Art Resulting Only From The Experience Of Individual Walks.
A Decision To Choose Only Walking.

 

Inupiat Arranda Dongria Quechua Arapaho Huichol… Dzambha
The Seven Stars. Oceti Sakowin… ‘For The Seventh Generation’.
In 2019,
it is the indigenous peoples of the world who may guide us
to a more respectful relationship with what they call Mother Earth.

 

As we look down into our iPhones we simultaneously
reject non-human ‘life’ forms.

 

There is more than just one story to be told.
Since the 1970’s, art historians have categorised me as a Land Artist.
From my side, as a symbolic gesture of respect for nature,
I wish no association with any art form that intentionally
re-organises the surface of the land,
and introduces natural objects
into the international art market.

 

‘THE RIGHTS OF NATURE.’
Regarding the question of how to relate to the land,
my disagreement is with the limited attitudes of art historians,
not the freedom and creativity of artists.

 

Land art contradicts walking art.
My art begins with walking,
not the history of gardening.

 

My restraint
in the use of art materials is merely symbolic,
it would be hypocritical for me to think otherwise.

 

Walking into the distance
beyond imagination.

 

Walks are like clouds,
they come and go.
In my memory
nowhere to be seen.

 

All my walks are related,
from the first to the most recent.

 

— Hamish Fulton, 2019

 

Hamish Fulton, A Walking Artist, view corner spach, Galerie Thomas Schulte, exhibition "A Walking Artist" 26 January to 09 March 2019, Berlin 2019

A Fourteen Day Walking Journey On Pavements Roads Tracks And Footpaths Starting From Sea Level At Cala Gonone Continuing Up To The Highest Point Of Land At 1834 Metres Camping For Seven Nights In The Gennargentu Mountains Region Returning Back Down To The Waters Edge At Porto Frailis Central Sardinia Italy 11 - 24 November 2014, 2014
Wall paint and Vinyl
Dimensions variable
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No Talking For 14 Days A 21 Day Wandering Walk 20 Nights Camping Beartooth Mountains Of Montana USA Ending With The September Full Moon 1997, 1997
Wall paint and Vinyl
Dimensions variable
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14 Pieces Of Wood For A 14 Day Circular Walk West North East South West Full Moon 11 Nights Camping In A Tent 3 Nights Sleeping Indoors Western Picos De Europe Spain 4-17 October 2016, 2016
14-part work, text on wood
62 x 240 cm | 24 1/2 x 94 1/2 in
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Hamish Fulton, Mountains, hiking, Walking Artist, Galerie Thomas Schulte
Mountain Skyline: 21 Day Walking Journey Via The Tops Of Seven Small Engadin Mountains Switzerland Summer, 2007
drawing watercolor and graphite
Framed : 30 x 41.5 x 4 cm | 11 3/4 x 16 1/3 x 1 1/2 in
Galerie Thomas Schulte, Hamish Fulton; Tsampa
Tsampa Kailash Kora Walking One Circuit Of The Pilgrimage Route Round Mount Kailash Tibet 5+6 October 2007 Cold Wind And Sleet Over The 5668 Metre Drolma Pass Following In The Energy Of A Buddhist Nun, 2007
watercolor, ink and graphite
Framed : 40 x 31 x 4 cm | 15 3/4 x 12 1/4 x 1 1/2 in
14 Pieces Of Wood For A 14 Day Circular Walk West North East South West Full Moon 11 Nights Camping In A Tent 3 Nights Sleeping Indoors Western Picos De Europe Spain 4-17 October 2016, 2016
14-part work, text on wood
70.5 x 151.5 cm | 27 3/4 x 59 2/3 in
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Fuji Yama, 1988
2-part work, text on wood
9.5 x 22 cm | 3 3/4 x 8 2/3 in
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Hamish Fulton, Footpath, Galerie Thomas Schulte
Footpath, 2016
photograph Acid-free cardboard
Framed: 100.4 x 79 x 5 cm | 39 1/2 x 31 x 2 in
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Counting 539 Coloured Dots For: Counting 49 Barefoot Steps From And To The Tent For Eleven Nights Camping A 14 Day Circular Walk West North East West Full Moon Western Picos De Europe Spain 4-17 October 2016
4. Counting 539 Coloured Dots For: Counting 49 Barefoot Steps From And To The Tent For Eleven Nights Camping A 14 Day Circular Walk West North East West Full Moon Western Picos De Europe Spain 4-17 October 2016, 2016
Drawing and text on graph paper
Framed: 25 x 32.5 x 4 cm | 9 3/4 x 12 3/4 x 1 1/2 in
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Hamish Fulton, Galerie Thomas Schulte, 2019
From And To A Truck. Guided Walks To The Tops Of Seven Volcanic Ridges. Aymara Land Northern Chile 3-13 July 2016, 2016
drawing and text, graphite and ink rice paper
Framed: 31 x 40 x 4 cm | 12 1/4 x 15 3/4 x 1 1/2 in
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Mountain, Skyline, India, 1984
Framed: 30 x 39 x 4 cm | 12 1/4 x 15 3/4 x 1 1/2 in
7 Pieces of Wood For a Seven Day Walk, 1996
7-part work, text on wood
17 x 8.5 cm | 6 2/3 x 3 1/3 in
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A Walk To The Top Of Mulhacen Sierra Nevada Spain Easter 1984, 1984
2-part work, text on wood
18 x 26,3 cm | 7 x 10 1/3 in
Mount Fuji, 1988
2-part work, text on wood
9.5 x 24.3 cm | 3 3/4 x 9 1/2 in
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Mountain Skyline: 21 Day Walking Journey Via The Tops Of Seven
Small Engadin Mountains Switzerland Summer, 2007
text on wood
Framed: |
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I describe myself as ‘a walking artist’.
Walking art is the bringing together of two entirely separate activities,
walking and art.

 

I transform ideas into experienced realities.
If I do not make a walk I cannot make any art.

 

I am an artist who walks, not a walker who makes art.
Not every artist enjoys walking
and not every walker is tolerant of contemporary art.

 

An artwork may be purchased,
but my walks cannot be sold,
stolen or re-produced by artificial intelligence.
An artwork cannot re-present the experience of a walk.

 

My walks range from multi-week solo camping treks
to short communal urban walks
involving up to several hundred participants.

 

Every piece of art I materialise contains a walk text.
I make art exclusively from walks that I have personally experienced.

 

When the walk has been completed, the text can be written.
The facts of the walk cannot be altered,
but as time passes
the walks may be re-evaluated and re-contextualised.

 

When I say that ‘the walk is the art’,
I simply mean that ‘the walk’
is my contribution to contemporary art.

 

‘A walk’ may exist purely as a walk,
but the ‘artwork’ cannot be created without the walk.

 

Walks are facts for the walker and fiction for everyone else.

 

Walking Art.
Neither of these two words specify an art medium,
thereby suggesting openness and potential.

 

Walking is the connecting experience
for a wide range of concerns and disciplines.
Slowness. Slow transport, health, meditation,
protest, escape,
pilgrimage, ritual,
dance, art…
walking is magic.

 

Although I made my first ‘artwalk’ with other students in 1967,
it took me a further six years of trial and error
to arrive at a total commitment to walking.
In 1973, after completing one coast to coast walk
of just over a thousand miles,
I made the single most important decision of my creative life:
To Make Art Resulting Only From The Experience Of Individual Walks.
A Decision To Choose Only Walking.

 

Inupiat Arranda Dongria Quechua Arapaho Huichol… Dzambha
The Seven Stars. Oceti Sakowin… ‘For The Seventh Generation’.
In 2019,
it is the indigenous peoples of the world who may guide us
to a more respectful relationship with what they call Mother Earth.

 

As we look down into our iPhones we simultaneously
reject non-human ‘life’ forms.

 

There is more than just one story to be told.
Since the 1970’s, art historians have categorised me as a Land Artist.
From my side, as a symbolic gesture of respect for nature,
I wish no association with any art form that intentionally
re-organises the surface of the land,
and introduces natural objects
into the international art market.

 

‘THE RIGHTS OF NATURE.’
Regarding the question of how to relate to the land,
my disagreement is with the limited attitudes of art historians,
not the freedom and creativity of artists.

 

Land art contradicts walking art.
My art begins with walking,
not the history of gardening.

 

My restraint
in the use of art materials is merely symbolic,
it would be hypocritical for me to think otherwise.

 

Walking into the distance
beyond imagination.

 

Walks are like clouds,
they come and go.
In my memory
nowhere to be seen.

 

All my walks are related,
from the first to the most recent.

 

— Hamish Fulton, 2019

 

Works in Exhibition

A Fourteen Day Walking Journey On Pavements Roads Tracks And Footpaths Starting From Sea Level At Cala Gonone Continuing Up To The Highest Point Of Land At 1834 Metres Camping For Seven Nights In The Gennargentu Mountains Region Returning Back Down To The Waters Edge At Porto Frailis Central Sardinia Italy 11 - 24 November 2014, 2014
Wall paint and Vinyl
Dimensions variable
Inquire
No Talking For 14 Days A 21 Day Wandering Walk 20 Nights Camping Beartooth Mountains Of Montana USA Ending With The September Full Moon 1997, 1997
Wall paint and Vinyl
Dimensions variable
Inquire
14 Pieces Of Wood For A 14 Day Circular Walk West North East South West Full Moon 11 Nights Camping In A Tent 3 Nights Sleeping Indoors Western Picos De Europe Spain 4-17 October 2016, 2016
14-part work, text on wood
62 x 240 cm | 24 1/2 x 94 1/2 in
Inquire
Hamish Fulton, Mountains, hiking, Walking Artist, Galerie Thomas Schulte
Mountain Skyline: 21 Day Walking Journey Via The Tops Of Seven Small Engadin Mountains Switzerland Summer, 2007
drawing watercolor and graphite
Framed : 30 x 41.5 x 4 cm | 11 3/4 x 16 1/3 x 1 1/2 in
Galerie Thomas Schulte, Hamish Fulton; Tsampa
Tsampa Kailash Kora Walking One Circuit Of The Pilgrimage Route Round Mount Kailash Tibet 5+6 October 2007 Cold Wind And Sleet Over The 5668 Metre Drolma Pass Following In The Energy Of A Buddhist Nun, 2007
watercolor, ink and graphite
Framed : 40 x 31 x 4 cm | 15 3/4 x 12 1/4 x 1 1/2 in
14 Pieces Of Wood For A 14 Day Circular Walk West North East South West Full Moon 11 Nights Camping In A Tent 3 Nights Sleeping Indoors Western Picos De Europe Spain 4-17 October 2016, 2016
14-part work, text on wood
70.5 x 151.5 cm | 27 3/4 x 59 2/3 in
Inquire
Fuji Yama, 1988
2-part work, text on wood
9.5 x 22 cm | 3 3/4 x 8 2/3 in
Inquire
Hamish Fulton, Footpath, Galerie Thomas Schulte
Footpath, 2016
photograph Acid-free cardboard
Framed: 100.4 x 79 x 5 cm | 39 1/2 x 31 x 2 in
Inquire
Counting 539 Coloured Dots For: Counting 49 Barefoot Steps From And To The Tent For Eleven Nights Camping A 14 Day Circular Walk West North East West Full Moon Western Picos De Europe Spain 4-17 October 2016
4. Counting 539 Coloured Dots For: Counting 49 Barefoot Steps From And To The Tent For Eleven Nights Camping A 14 Day Circular Walk West North East West Full Moon Western Picos De Europe Spain 4-17 October 2016, 2016
Drawing and text on graph paper
Framed: 25 x 32.5 x 4 cm | 9 3/4 x 12 3/4 x 1 1/2 in
Inquire
Hamish Fulton, Galerie Thomas Schulte, 2019
From And To A Truck. Guided Walks To The Tops Of Seven Volcanic Ridges. Aymara Land Northern Chile 3-13 July 2016, 2016
drawing and text, graphite and ink rice paper
Framed: 31 x 40 x 4 cm | 12 1/4 x 15 3/4 x 1 1/2 in
Inquire
Mountain, Skyline, India, 1984
Framed: 30 x 39 x 4 cm | 12 1/4 x 15 3/4 x 1 1/2 in
7 Pieces of Wood For a Seven Day Walk, 1996
7-part work, text on wood
17 x 8.5 cm | 6 2/3 x 3 1/3 in
Inquire
A Walk To The Top Of Mulhacen Sierra Nevada Spain Easter 1984, 1984
2-part work, text on wood
18 x 26,3 cm | 7 x 10 1/3 in
Mount Fuji, 1988
2-part work, text on wood
9.5 x 24.3 cm | 3 3/4 x 9 1/2 in
Inquire
Mountain Skyline: 21 Day Walking Journey Via The Tops Of Seven
Small Engadin Mountains Switzerland Summer, 2007
text on wood
Framed: |
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