GPS DRAWING & MAPPING WORKSHOP Walking with Longitude
3rd & 10th August 2014
National Maritime Museum, London, Greenwich SE10 9NF
Become a human pencil and take a walk with the story of Longitude.
It's been three hundred years since Parliament passed the Longitude Act and we are still using the same techniques to determine time and space today. The miniaturisation of time developed by Harrison and the study of the movements of Jupiter’s moons by Galileo, are precursors to the atomic time and man-made satellites used for the Global Positioning System (GPS).
With GPS we will explore drawing and map-making with our movements in Greenwich Park; a place traversed by those who defined the first internationally agreed Prime Meridian. We can draw what we’d like to see from space, map what we want to reveal with our walks, or behave playfully with 0°.
Location: Meet at the Information Desk, Sammy Ofer Wing, National Maritime Museum
Times: 10.00–13.00, 14.00–17.00
Fee: £10 -including exhibition entry to 'Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude'
Buy Tickets: Royal Museums Greenwhich
This event is part of the Longitude Season, celebrating the 300th anniversary of the Longitude Act with exhibitions, special events and planetarium shows.
WALK ON 40 years of Art Walking
12th April– 9th August 2014
The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southporth, PR8 1DB
Steeped in the tradition of landscape art, walking has been at the heart of many art practices and performances for decades now.
This exhibition, focusing on artists’ walks and journeys both literal and metaphorical, is the first to examine the astonishingly varied ways
in which artists since the late 1960s have used what would seem like a universal act – of taking a walk – as a means to create new types of art.
An Art Circuit Touring Exhibition, supported by ACE and LEADER
Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery 19 September – 12 December 2014
MY GHOST 2000-2014 Projecting my life
Northern hemisphere Airy azimuthal with coastlines and major roads
JUNIOR A performance about Scale 1:1 and the fold of the map
A GPS drawing on water measuring one kilometre from his head to his bottom
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