Tate Modern courses

Ways to Wander the Gallery

​Footwork research group walk towards Lelant by Claire Hind

Footwork research group walk towards Lelant by Claire Hind

Roam the gallery and be inspired to create a ‘wander score’ in this five week course

Each week makes connections between art works at Tate Modern, walking and experimental writing led by artists and researchers Claire Hind and Clare Qualmann. Investigate the relationship between walking and the page developing links with selected artworks and develop your own written walking language.
Using Qualmann and Hind’s book Ways to Wander (2015) as a starting point you are invited to create a page for the next edition Ways to Wander the Gallery (for publication with Triarchy Press, 2018).

Throughout the course expect durational walks, rule-based ambulatory experiences, micro-performances of the everyday, interventions and performance walking encounters. Wanders around Tate’s galleries include work from Bruce Nauman, Rebecca Horn, Charles Atlas, Hito Steyerl, Joseph Beuys, Janet Cardiff, Julie Mehretu and more.  Wander the gallery and consider how we engage with art through walking and produce writing walks for spaces outside of the gallery inspired by artworks at Tate. Walks are complemented by experimental writing/drawing workshops that explore conceptual arts’ relationship to the score, (Fluxus scores, visual treatments, documentation as performance).


Claire Hind is a performer and visual artist with an international reputation for her teaching practices. She has taught at the School of the Arts Institute Chicago, The Norwegian Theatre Academy, The Federal University of Rio De Janeiro and tours live and mixed media performance with the artist Gary Winters. She holds a PhD in Play and Performance at the University of Leeds is an Associate Professor of Performance at York St John University and a Senior Teaching Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 

Clare Qualmann is an artist and a researcher with an interdisciplinary performance-based practice. She was a founder member of the Walking Artists Network, an international project to connect those using walking in their creative practice, and continues to facilitate its online presence and ‘real world’ events. She is a Senior Lecturer at the University of East London and an Associate Lecturer at London Metropolitan University, where her teaching and research focus on live art, participatory and site specific practices.
Claire Hind and Clare Qualmann are the co-editors of Ways to Wander a bestselling publication by Triarchy Press 2015. Claire and Clare collaborate regularly on walking arts based projects and will be the co-editors for the 2018 Triarchy publication Ways to Wander the Gallery. 

This event has been provided by Tate Gallery on behalf of Tate Enterprises LTD.

Tate Modern

London SE1 9TG
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12 June – 10 July 2017

Supported by

The J Isaacs Charitable Trust