January 2020

After a long sabbatical, Art Circuit is delighted to be back with a new multi partnership project ENTWINED- Rural. Land. Lives. Art.

The programme consisting of six artists residencies working around the subject of the interdependence of People and Place, furthers our wish to work closely with artists working in a remote and rural part of the country on a subject that has much wider relevance .

This two year programme has been developed by Visual Arts in Rural Communities in collaboration with Newcastle University, The Department of Visual Art and Material Culture at Northumbria University , The Centre for Rural Ecology, Sunderland University, Northumberland National Park, Northumberland Wildlife Trust and Unison Pastel amongst others .

Full details on Entwined can be found on https://varc.org.uk/entwined/

Art Circuit will co-curate the end of programme exhibition for the autumn of 2021.


Arborealis The exhibition present a selection of American photographer Beth Moon's latest series of photographs.

Moon has exhibited widely in the United States, Brazil, Singapore, Italy, France and England amongst other countries, and her work is held in a number of private and public collections, including the Museum of Fine Art Houston, The Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego and the Fox TalbotMuseum, Wiltshire, England.

Her latest series of night time photographs first opened last summer and this will be a unique opportunity to see Beth Moon's work in this country.


Please see Exhibition Section of the website or contact us for full details and information.


October 2015

Wish You were Here? has reached the last leg of its tour and opens at the wonderful Hestercombe House, near Taunton Somerset on Friday 23 October. It will be on show until the 28 February 2016.

The exhibition also features new acquisitions collected over the last 12 months featuring
Rachel Whiteread, Robert Rauschenberg and Andy Warhol.

We are delighted to show in this exciting venue. Whilst Hestercombe boasts historical eighteen century landscape gardens, with subsequent formal gardens designs by Sir Edwin Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll, the house and gallery have only more recently undergone major refurbishment and the gallery opened in 2014 with its first exhibition Leaping the Fence, featuring sixteen contemporary artists from the Arts Council Collection. It has been showing an exciting programme of arts and events since, making it another important landmark for contemporary art in South West England.

please visit www.hestercombe.com for more details


August 2015

Wish You were Here? carries on its tour and is currently showing at The Granary Gallery, Berwick upon Tweed until October 11th. Please check www.berwickvisualarts for opening times .

To accompany the exhibition, Berwick Visual arts has commissioned 3 regionally based artists,
J & M Grant, Daniel Weatheritt and Graham Dolphin, to produce a series of limited edition postcards.
Don't miss it!

Wish You Were Here? was selected byThe Times's Rachel Campbell-Johnson as one of the Critic's Choice exhibition this summer

June 2015

Join us at mac Birmingham for a lunchtime talk/walk round Wish your Were Here? exhibition with co curator Cynthia Morrison-Bell in conversation with participating artists, Juenau Project and Holly Stevenson.

Anthony Schrag's Lure of the Lost -A Contemporary Pilgrimage , a 2,500 km walk from Huntly in Scotland to Venice italy will be launched in Huntly on June 13, the feast of St Anthony, patron Saint of the Lost. www.deveron-arts.com

Should you be visting Boston this summer be sure to visit De Cordova Scuplture Park and Museum for
Walking Sculpture 1967-2015 which we had the pleasure to collaborate with curator Lexi lee Sullivan. More on http://www.decordova.org/art/exhibition/walking-sculpture-1967-2015


May 2015

Our exhibition Wish You Were Here? Artists' Postcards from 1960s to today from Jeremy Cooper's collection opened on May 9th at mac Birmingham where it will be on show until Sunday 18 June 2015.Installation photographs to follow soon so please watch this space.


January 2015

To hear our WalkOn panel discussion at Highgreen in July 2014 (a little late) follow this link: https://soundcloud.com/artcircuit/walkon-highgreen-panel

December 2014

Walk On exhibition closed on the 13th after a very successful 20 month tour.

We wish everyone a Happy Xmas and will return in the New Year working on Birdsongs...

Here's a review of one of Walk On's last events, 'A Walk with Hamish Fulton'.


- CogTalk: Tim Knowles

Thursday 4th December.
Free/Booking Essential: 01752 585 050

Knowles has devised a new method of exploring the city that relies entirely on how the wind is shaped by urban architecture. In this CogTalk, Knowles will be joined by Matthew Emmett and Sana Murrani as they discuss how architecture impacts upon our behaviour and how we engage with the space around us.

-Artist Talk: Hamish Fulton

Friday 5th December.
Free/ Advance booking essential via hamishfultontalkplymouth.eventbrite.co.uk
Internationally renowned artist, Hamish Fulton studied at St Martin’s College of Art before coming into prominence in the late 1960s. In October 1973, having walked 1,022 miles in 47 days from Duncansby Head (near John O’Groats) to Lands End in Cornwall, he decided to ‘only make art resulting from the experience of individual walks’. He has since made walking, both as an individual and as part of a group, the primary focus of his work.

Hamish will also lead a group walk on Saturday 6 December.

- Free/ Advance booking essential via hamishfultonwalkplymouth.eventbrite.co.uk

Take part in a unique communal group walk led by Walk On featured artist, Hamish Fulton. From Plymouth train station we will walk to a starting location, to be revealed on the day. The walk will begin at 11am and last for an hour. Please come prepared for wet and windy weather and wear appropriate footwear. The walk will take place rain or shine.

Artist Talk: Anita Reynolds

Tuesday 9th December

Since 2012 painter and printmaker, Anita Reynolds has been walking the South West Coast Path from Minehead in Somerset to Poole in Dorset. The 630-mile trail contours its way through 4 counties, has 115,000 feet of ascent and descent and has taken 60 days. Anita has produced a drypoint print for every day of her walk to create a body of work that expresses her response to the landscape. Come along to find out more about her journey.

November 2014

- An incredibly varied program of walks, talks, family events and films has continued to accompany Plymouth Arts Centre's showing of the Walk On exhibition.

- Two great artist's talks by Tracy Hanna and plan b, both of whom had work involved with the Walk On show.

- There's still time to take part in the Looe Street Detectives Soundwalk, which continues on until 13th December.


October 2014

- Our Walk On exhibition at the Plymouth Arts Centre got off to a great start with its opening weekend. Which alone included Jennie Savage’s ‘Guide to Getting Lost,’ an audio led walk where participants encountered not just the geography of Plymouth but birdsong and fictional sonic landscapes. Richard Wentworth discussed his own sculptural practice in an artist’s talk at Plymouth College of Art and co-curator Mike Collier led a tour of the exhibition across all four of its city centre sites.

- As though that was not enough for one weekend, the first of a three part series of film walks also launched on the Saturday, culminating with a screening of The Swimmer (1968) at the Plymouth Arts Centre.

- Since the opening weekend there have been yet more walks, talks and film screenings alongside the exhibition. Such as featured Walk On artist, Melanie Manchot's artist's talk and screening of her film 'The Hall' in collaboration with the 'It's all about the River' film festival.

-Our collaborative exhibition Wish You Were Here? exhibits Jeremy Cooper’s unique collection of artists’ postcards and is up and running at the Atkinson, Southport until 9th November. Next to be seen at mac Birmingham from 9th May 2015. Again, for more information please visit http://www.theatkinson.co.uk/events/wish-you-were-here/

August 2014

- Wish you were there? We are excited to announce that Wish You Were Here?, our collaborative exhibition with Jeremy Cooper is opening on Saturday 23rd August 2014 at The Atkinson, Southport. The Private View will take place on Thursday 4th September from 6.30-8.30 pm. For more information about the exhibition, that is showcasing unique postcards from some of the world's top artists, please visit the Wish You Were Here? page under the Exhibitions section of the website.

- Walk On is taking its largest, and final, step to Plymouth, on the 20th September, where it is opening in not one but four different venues throughout the city. Plymouth Museum & Art Gallery, Peninsula Art , Plymouth College of Art and Plymouth Art Centre have pooled together to to host the exhibition and organised an amazing programme of events throughout the city, notably on the Opening Weekend on the 3rd & 4th October. From film walks to inspiring talks which includes an opening talk from Richard Wentworth, we are sure there will be something for everyone, and we are tuely grateful for the overwhelming support and enthusiasm from all involved. The programme carries on throughout with special screening of Melanie Manchot's film Tracer, GPS workshops and talks with plan b, a Walking Club with Simon Pope and culminating with group walk with Hamish Fulton in December.
For a full list of the events and bookings, go to the website: www.walkonplymouth.org

May 2014

- Following on from a very successful stint at mac Birmingham, Walk On has moved on to The Atkinson, Southport, where it shall stay on until the 9th August 2014. Having only been there for a month, it has already been highly praised, "...the exhibition sits really well within the new Atkinson galleries; it's a real coup to get an exhibition of this calibre in Southport."- Tony Wynne, curator, Waterfront Arts.
Take a look at the Atkinson page for Walk On here: http://www.theatkinson.co.uk/events/walk-o/

- From Southport, Walk On will meander down to Plymouth on the final leg of its long and rewarding journey. Starting on the 19th September until the 12th December it will truly go out with a bang, showing in 4 different locations within the city, inspiring a myriad of other events to take place citywide. Watch this space for more information.

- Please note, due to overwhelming demand, the Walk On catalogue has now completely sold out. Since it is still highly sought after, we are currently working on an online publication of the book, so that it will be accessible to all. Our audience will be notified on the homepage as soon as it is live.

- 'Wish You Were Here?' launches at the Atkinson, Southport this August, before voyaging up North via Exeter, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Berwick Upon Tweed (plus many more, we hope!). A vast amount of interest has been showed toward this project, before it has even started, and we are sure that Jeremy Cooper's wonderful collection will make you wish you were here!

January 2014

- Don't forget that our exhibition Walk On, From Richard Long to Janet Cardiff, 40 Years of Art Walking opens at mac Birmingham on the 8th February 2014.
The exhibition will now include a screening of the film 1395 days without red by Šejla Kameri? & Anri Sala in collaboration with Ari Benjamin Meyers, commissioned by Artangel. We are very grateful to Artangel for the loan of this work.

For more information about the film please visit the Artangel website:

- Please see mac Birmingham website for program end education event:

- For information about our forthcoming exhibition Wish you were here? please visit the exhibition section of our website or click on the link below.
Wish you were here?

December 2013

- We are currently developing our new exhibition:

Wish you were here
Artists’ postcards from 1960 to the present day from the Jeremy Cooper Collection.

Working in close collaboration with Jeremy Cooper, we are delighted to tour this unique exhibition. It will be a chance to preview the remarkable way artists use the postcard as a medium in its own right, before this exquisite collection’s donation to the British Museum Print and Drawing Department in 2018.

Do not hesitate to contact us for more information.

- Our successful exhibition, Walk On, From Richard Long to Janet Cardiff, 40 Years of Art Walking, will be touring to three more venues in 2014:

mac Birmingham – 8th February – 31st March 2014.
The Atkinson Southport – 12th April – 9th August 2014.
Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery – 19th September – 12th December 2014.

September 2013

Please note that as from the 12th September 2013 our phone number will be +44 (0)7976414945

Below is an update of our busy summer news:


- With almost 200 visitors, from this country and as well as Japan and Australia, Walk On - Art Walking Northumberland weekend was a big success. We would like to thanks all participants and artists for their participation.

“I found the art walks insightful and refreshing and even though you’re given a perspective to think about, that perspective, I felt, actually led to really interesting spaces in myself and in an environment that is so different that the environment I’m use to.”
Female - Freemantle, Near Perth, West Australia

“It made me consider the natural line around me more often then I would have normally, it make you realise that sometimes when you are walking, you walk very blindly and you just walk to your destination, you just switch off…. Here, you certainly look at what is around you.”
Female, Newcastle

- Don’t miss Catherine Yass multi-channel video installation High Wire, still on until the 15th of September at the Berwick Gymnasium, Berwick Upon Tweed

- Tim Knowles”s FOREST WALK was shown at Kielder Castle 15th June - 28th July 2013. The work was specially commissioned for Walk On Northumberland.

- Photos of the Art Walking in event can be seen on the gallery section of the website. For more information about this event that took place in Highreen on the 13-14 July please visit VARC (Visual Art in Rural Communities) website.


- Please note Melanie Manchot’s new work TRACER, a film featuring a group of parkour runners, opens at BALTIC 39, Newcastle Upon Tyne on the 14th September. TRACER was commissioned by Great North Run.

- We are busy working on the re-opening of Walk On exhibition at MAC Birmingham in January 2014.

June 2013


Join us for ART WALKING Northumberland at Highgreen , a participatory art event part of Walk On exhibition program on the 13th -14th July 2013.

This unique two-day event at Highgreen (house of VARC, Visual Art in Rural Community) brings together artists who have been specially invited to lead walks with people from other disciplines for whom walking is central. Together they will share their different approaches to and experiences of walking with the public through participatory walks, talks and workshop.

Visitors can come along to all of the events on the day, however as numbers are limited for some of the activities, booking is highly recommended. For further information about location, transport, access and facilities, please ring Janet Ross (VARC)on 07903 825 038, or click on the link below:

.The catalogue of Walk On: 40 Years of Art Walking, from Richard Long to Janet Cardiff exhibition is now available. Please contact us for purchase. For more information click on the link below:
WALK ON Catalogue

.Walk On: 40 Years of Art Walking, from Richard Long to Janet Cardiff opens on the 1st of June 2013 at the Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art. Preview on the 30th of May 2013.
For more information click on the link below:

.The exhibition is also part of the Festival of the North East throughout the month of June.
For more information click on the link below:

May 2013

. Come along to the PM Gallery & House and join us for 'The Long Walk Home'; a series of encounters, walks and talks with artist Simon Pope in the footsteps of Soane's own long walks back to his home at Lincoln's Inn Fields.
Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 May, 12-3pm. Free – just turn up

April 2013

. Join us for a curator-led tour of Walk On: from Richard Long to Janet Cardiff 40 Years of Art Walking, with artist Mike Collier the 12 June 2013 at the Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art Sunderland.

For more information please click on the link below:


March 2013

. We are delighted to announce the opening of our new exhibition: Walk ON: 40 Years of Art Walking.
The exhibition will run from the 27th of March until the 5th of May 2013 at the PM Gallery and House (Ealing) in London.

For more information visit PM Gallery & House website:


. Touring Venues:

NGCA Sunderland
1 June – 31 August 2013

MAC Birmingham
8 February – 31 March 2014

Atkinson Gallery
7 April – 30 July 2014

Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery
19 September -12 December 2014

. Slot still available for WALK ON: 40 Years of Art Walking Touring Exhibition, please contact us for any enquiries. Or visit Walk On

January 2013

Art Circuit Touring Exhibitions wishes you a Very Happy New Year.
We are delighted that our forthcoming exhibition Walk On will now be showing at London's wonderful PM Gallery and House, once John Soanes' country retreat , in March 2013

November 2012

. Slot still available for WALK ON Touring Exhibition, please contact us for any enquiries.

. We are very happy to announce that WALK ON will be an important focus of the Festival of North East 2013. More information on the Festival will be available on the Festival’s website to be launched mid December 2012.

. Walk On: Art Walking Northumberland in association with VARC will be taking place at Highgreen, Northumberland on the 13th and 14th July 2013. For more information please visit WALK ON in the EXHIBITION section of this website or visit VARC website by clicking on this link:


. As part as Art Walking Northumberland, ART CIRCUIT and VARC are delighted to announce their collaboration with Allenheads Contemporary Arts, Berwick Gymnasium, Kielder and the National Trust’s Wallington Hall. These satellite venues will each host an installation, project and performance.

August 2012

We are delighted to have been awarded Arts Council England Grants for the Arts funding for Walk On Touring Exhibition and confirm that the exhibition will open on the 1st of June 2013 at NGCA Sunderland.

Please note that there is still availability for the tour in 2014. Please contact us for details.

June 2012

Art Circuit was delighted to support artist Julia Barton in her performance Heavy Plant Crossing, part of the Chelsea Fringe Festival. You can view this on:

Kassell Doucmenta : We are very grateful to have been a Travel grant by the Contemporary Art Society allowing us to take part in a two-day curatorial visit to documenta 13, organised by CAS and the Arts Council England .

April 2012

Art Circuit is happy to announce that Walk On, a 2 day public art-walk event oragnised with VARC ( Visual Arts in Rural Communities) has just been awarded funding for a series of 5 commissioned artist-led walks .
The event will take place at Highgreen, home of VARC in rural Northumbberland 13-14th July 2013. Full details will be follow shortly.

Walk On, the touring exhibition, will open at the NGCA, Sunderland in June 2013. More information coming soon on our Forthcoming exhibitions page.

New- Delhi based artist Atul Bhalla starts a 4 week residency at Taig Chearsabhagh Museum & Art Centre in North Uist, outer Hebrides in late April.

Art Circuit will be attending the TEG Marketplace on 26-27th April

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