Art Explorations on line – High Line – New York City

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Date(s) - 25/11/2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Art Explorations are a series of walks investigating artworks displayed in outdoor settings in London and beyond, created and led by Gail Astbury, public art enthusiast as well as a practitioner in her own right.

We’ve adapted to the times and are thrilled to be offering a guided public art tour for all to enjoy from home. The tour will be held on Zoom using Google Streetview, and will be recorded too. It will take approximately 60 minutes, and there will be a chance to ask questions during
the tour.

Photo by Alex Simpson on Unsplash

A mere one and half miles in length, this former railway line has been transformed into a linear park and outdoor gallery, capturing the imagination worldwide, and triggering mimics, not least in London*.

Closed due to the social distancing issues surrounding its inevitable narrow dimensions and its huge popularity, this  virtual tour led by Gail Astbury will be one of the few ways to discover artworks that have been installed here since its opening in 2017.

So what can a Brit bring to the table when it comes to discovering public art in the centre of New York City? Gail has had a love affair with public art since graduation from Wimbledon School of Art in the 1980s.  She has worked on mega-structures and huge installations, and has won commissions to create outdoor galleries in plenty of unusual places.  For a long time, she has wanted to stride along the High Line and reveal the art and the art makers behind this popular destination.  Join the scores off other enthusiasts who have joined Gail’s previous London Art Explorations to find out for yourself.

Since our previous outing along the High Line that took place in July, Gail has uncovered yet more intriguing artworks for you to enjoy!

*London’s mimics include The Tide, on the Greenwich Meridian (visited on Gail’s Greenwich Meridian to City Island tour – 24 June), The Camden High Line, The Peckham Coal Yards, the Great Eastern Parks Route to name but three.

The virtual tour takes around an hour and there will be opportunities to chat en route.

After booking, you will receive a confirmation e mail (this may take a few hours)You will then receive details of the Zoom meeting vie e mail within 3 hours of the start of the tour – the email will include a link to the virtual tour.

Once on the tour you will receive a hand drawn map, so when restrictions are eased you can retrace the tour.

To book, there is no set ticket price on this Virtual Tour – we give you a choice at various price points – we hope you appreciate the efforts we put in to put these events on – many thanks, Andrew & Gail.

Working for the NHS or as a key worker? – no need to pay for a ticket as we are in your debt, just reserve a ticket below – please make sure you do as we won’t know to whom we need to send joining instructions.

Don’t want to pay via PayPal? – don’t worry, you can pay be credit card – check here to see the steps you will encounter when you book.

Once on the tour, you will be sent a pdf that will include a hand drawn map by Gail and list of artworks, so when restrictions are eased you can retrace the tour.

Can’t get enough of Gail’s art explorations? Join us on the 29 October in London’s Victoria or on the 11 November for Dungeness to Dover

Can’t join on these dates / Missed your chance to join – send us a note via our Get in Touch form as if we have sufficient sign ups we may run these tours again.

What people have said about Gail’s Art Explorations when on foot:

Featured Image credit: Ming Cheng


Bookings are closed for this event.

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