Hamish Fulton: Walking is a Se7en Letter Word

21 April - 20 May 2017 Edinburgh


Over the last forty years Fulton has walked thousands of miles across 5 continents and 25 countries. The act of walking remains central to his practice and unlike his contemporary Richard Long, Fulton does not alter the form of the landscape he walks in, but records the experience through photographs and words. In this, his first exhibition at The Fine Art Society, the artist presented a body of  works centred on The Cairngorms, a wild and remote area of importance to him. Between 1985 and today Fulton has made many walks through the mountain range in the eastern Highlands of Scotland, always over a 7 or 14 day period. Seven is a magic number that recurs frequently in his work. As the title of this new exhibition reminds us, ‘walking is a seven letter word’.