Dursley Walking Festival 2017


Dursley Library at the 2017 Walking Festival 


A Global Positioning System exhibition  - An Exhibition at Dursley Library.

Preview: 10am - 5pm

Saturday 7th October

GPS embroidery is a way of walking which appropriates a piece of military technology and puts it into the hands of mothers. Rather than embroidering quiet moral phrases in domestic space, we use the to and fro of the GPS signal to scrawl our words as we walk them across the British landscape. The exhibition documents the words women have written across Dursley's landscape using GPS. This project was led by Bristol based artist Lizzie Philps with Dursley women as part of the Art of Libraries Project. Dursley Library hosted GPS embroidery walk for Dursley mums in June 2017. Using the to and fro of a GPS signal they scrawled words across the Dursley landscape. As they walked with their children their activity was somewhere between making invisible graffiti and a 21st century embroidery work.

Women's walk and talk at 11:00 

Start point/grid ref:

Dursley Library, May Lane Dursley. GL11 4JH          ST754981

Brief description
Come to the GPS embroidery exhibition and then join the artists for a walk at 11 am. This will be a walk and talk for women to think and talk to each other about walking. The conversation will touch on ideas and thoughts discussed in the original GPS workshop. The walk will be with artist Lizzie Philps and some of the women who took part in the original GPS walks.

Dogs allowed?:

Well behaved dogs on a short lead welcome. 

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