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Michael Höpfner is a walking artist from Vienna. Joining us in Autumn 2012, he spent 14 days walking a 30 mile circuit around Huntly, looking to reconstruct the geography of our landscape. Michael braved rain, wind and snow, and also some sunshine. His route took him from the Tin Hut in Gartly via the Clashmach, Drumdelgie, the Ashgrove Filling Station, Cairnie, Rothiemay, Kinnoir, Drumblade (with frequent visits to the school) back to Gartly. Michael made this print from photographs he took from particular points of his journey at different angles, capturing the changing weather each time he passed by.
As part of the installation of Michael's piece at Drumblade Primary, we held a two day workshop, where the pupils went for a walk and took photographs along the way; the photos were then used to make a collage in a similar style to Michael's print.