Planes, trains and automobiles

Expeditions and Maps

Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience.

Francis Bacon

Lubaina Himid, ‘Between the Two my Heart is Balanced’ 1991
Lubaina Himid
Between the Two my Heart is Balanced 1991
© Lubaina Himid

On your bike

Take a walk

Julian Trevelyan, ‘Canal Holidays’ 1975
Julian Trevelyan
Canal Holidays 1975
© The estate of Julian Trevelyan

It's very important for inspiration to go elsewhere: to move away from the city into pastoral settings, and to make space for meditation.

Isaac Julien

Artists on holiday

My favorite thing is to go where I've never been.

Diane Arbus

Tracey Emin, ‘Monument Valley (Grand Scale)’ 1995–7
Tracey Emin
Monument Valley (Grand Scale) 1995–7
© Tracey Emin
Richard Long, ‘A Hundred Mile Walk’ 1971–2
Richard Long
A Hundred Mile Walk 1971–2
© Richard Long

It sometimes takes a foreigner to come and see a place and paint it. I remember someone saying they had never really noticed the palm trees here until I painted them.

David Hockney

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    Land art

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    Journeys Coursework Guide

    From physical journeys and migration to journeys of self-discovery, get ideas and inspiration about journeys in art

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