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The Town Is The Venue
How do we use walking as an art form? How do we use walking as an art form?

Lure of the Lost

Artist: Anthony Schrag

Project: Lure of the Lost: A Contemporary Pilgrimage

A Contemporary Pilgrimage: Walking from Huntly to Venice.

In 2015, Deveron Projects commissed artist Anthony Schrag to undertake a long-distance walk from our home town of Huntly in the North East of Scotland to the Venice Biennale. The Venice Biennale is widely recognised as the largest and most significant art festival in the world, and Anthony's 2657km, 88-day walk was framed as a pilgrimage to this sacred site for many artists. By walking there, we aimed to question what it means to exhibit in such a prestigious place, and the desire of wanting to be accepted.