'Walking Drawings: Across the Estuaries' a film by Evewright screens at Four Corners in London this April as part of the East End Film Festival with an accompanying photographic exhibition.
Captured over two days on Silecroft Beach in Cumbria in September 2010 using the Red camera One and HD photography. On the first day, Evewright shot Walking Drawings with majestic Shire and Cumbrian Heavy Horses in a 60mph gale. Evewright used a rotavator to dig deep into the sand and used other tools, such as large landscape rakes and an old tractor, to provide the huge perfect circles on his sand ‘canvasses’. On the second day, glorious and sunny, the public were asked to walk the lines of his Drawings in various formats and patterns, involving groups of walkers from Lancaster, Cumbria and London. This contrast in differing weather conditions is just one of the natural aspects included in Evewright's work that add such depth and detail.
Walking Drawings are a series of live experimental art installations by London based artist Evewright. Over the last six years he has been creating large-scale drawings, using the specially selected ‘sandscapes’ along the British coastline as his canvas.
Evewright says of the work, “Walking Drawings combines the elements - sand, sea, air - to create a new way of making, seeing and experiencing drawing. The Walking Drawings allowed those who took part to express their individual stories within the work, which in itself was both surprising and moving to see. The drawings are a conduit for bigger happenings which cannot be controlled or repeated but which are inherently beautiful. Showing this work in London locates this artistic landscape idea in the city.”
The making of Walking Drawings was generously supported by Lancaster City Council, Lancashire County Council and The Big Lottery.