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By Prospect   January 2012


Hamish Fulton: Walk

Turner Contemporary, Margate, 17th January-7th May

For Wordsworth, Dickens and Dr Johnson, walking was an essential part of creative life. But Hamish Fulton is not just an artist who walks: he describes himself as a “walking artist.” In 1973, he covered the 1,022 miles from Duncansby Head on the coast of Scotland to Land’s End on foot in 47 days. By the end of the trip he had decided he would “only make art resulting from the experience of individual walks.”

In the last 40 years, Fulton has climbed Everest, retraced Sitting Bull’s footsteps at Little…

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