Hamish Fulton

English (born 1946)
Hamish Fulton Small Birds / A Continuous 101 Mile Walk without sleep / Country Roads Kent and Sussex England / Full Moon 10 11 November 1992 (from the... 1994 © The Artist. Hamish Fulton

Biography

Born 1946
Nationality English

Fulton was born in London to Scottish parents and studied at St Martin's School of Art in London from 1966 to 1968. Like his art school contemporaries, Richard Long, Bruce McLean and Gilbert and George, Fulton began to explore the possibilities of conceptual sculpture. Since 1969 he has been specifically concerned with the experience of walking, calling himself a 'walking artist.' Unlike Long, with whom he has made a number of walks, Fulton does not alter the form of the landscape he walks in, but photographs it or records it in words.

Glossary terms

  • A movement beginning in the 1960s that sought a direct engagement with nature, creating artworks in and with the landscape.