Richard Orjis | About Walking publication


About walking: 15 months of artist walks in Tāmaki Auckland
Published by Te Uru Waitākere Contemporary Gallery, 2021 

Published by Te Uru Waitākere Contemporary Gallery, About Walking documents and discusses performance based walks travelling through time, across a 15-month period, and through geography, across west Auckland. This diverse program of works investigated walking as an artistic strategy in the context of Aotearoa and positioned walking as a participatory activity, co-performed by the artist and walkers – together or together-apart.

The beautifully illustrated publication brings together discussions on the history and practice of walking-as-art and the integration of maramataka into the fabric of programming and creating, as well as artist reflections, commissioned responses to individual works, excerpts from performance scripts, and a manifesto. 

About walking was supported by an Auckland Council Regional Arts Grant and funding from the Albert-Eden and Whau Local Boards. Te Uru receives support from the Waitākere Ranges Local Board. This publication was made possible through research funding from Unitec.

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