Richard Long in conversation
with Tony Bond, assistant director and head curator of international art
Richard Long is one of Britain’s most well known land artists. In the 1960s he helped to redefine traditional approaches to sculpture and existing studio practices by creating objects and performing actions in the natural environment. Photographs of these intangible experiences are often the only evidence of these activities, becoming art objects themselves.
In 1977 Long created A straight hundred mile walk in Australia as the 7th Kaldor Public Art Project. In this work he walked daily for a set period of time in a remote area outside Broken Hill in NSW, each night returning to the same campsite. The hundred miles refers to the cumulative total of these daily walks, which were recorded in a series of photographs of the same name.
In May 2011, Long’s sculpture and a new wall drawing will be on display in the new contemporary galleries as part of the John Kaldor Collection.
Richard Long Slate cairn 1977 (detail) Gift of John Kaldor 1995 © Richard Long
Friday 25 February 2011, 5.30pm
Free, bookings required
Doors open at 5.10pm. Late-comers will not be admitted.
Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre