The Project

The Project started life when two walks coincided: Ali Pretty on the White Horse Trail and Richard White on The Ridgeway. Ali developed text and graphics to create eight silk  'escape maps' inspired by sections of her journey. These maps, featured below, were the starting points for a series of short walks in the opening phase of the project.

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Ali and Richard orchestrated three months of creative outdoor activity in and around the Wiltshire landscape. A series of short 'creative walks'. Ali did a residency at Wiltshire Museum making flags with local people and producing the huge silks for the installation, Freedom on My Doorstep.  Richard did a social media residency generating audio contributions and responses from around the world and creating digital media for the installation. The project culminated with a 100 mile walk over five days, relayed live to the installation. The walk finished on Bank Holiday Monday as part of Devizes Street Arts Festival: arriving, heralded by a samba band, into a packed market square. Walking Wiltshire's White Horses was delivered in partnership with Devizes Outdoor Celebratory Arts and Wiltshire Museum funded by Arts Council England with support from Wiltshire College and Bath Spa University.