25th October 2007


Fundraising walk is picture perfect


A University of Lincoln student is sketching the Lincolnshire landscape during a 150-mile solo walk to raise money for his end of year art show.


Third Year Fine Art student Ed Crumpton will draw the scenery he sees along the Viking Way - which starts at the Humber Bridge and ends in Oakham. He sets off on Friday 26 October and his picture diary will document his journey and be used in his studies.


Ed is doing the walk to raise awareness and gain sponsorship for his end of year art show taking place next year. “I really want to get some sponsorship for the degree show and I thought this was a unique way to do it.


 “I decided on the walk because I am interested in sketching Lincolnshire and the surrounding areas and getting a real sense of the landscape as I draw. Another important aspect of the walk will be dealing with the isolation and seclusion so documenting my experience in a journal will be interesting,” said Ed.


Staying on campsites along the way, Ed will complete the walk in two parts; firstly from the Humber Bridge to Lincoln, and then from Lincoln to Oakham. The second part of the walk will take place in February.


Angela Bartram, Senior Lecturer in Fine Art, said: “Ed's proposed ethnographic walk of Lincolnshire will give him a differing perspective on the land. The adventure ahead will include many solitary hours for him to contemplate his relationship as an artist with the land he sees.”


Ed and his fellow Fine Art students plan to raise additional funds for the end of year show by selling prints, postcards and paintings at Chad Varah House during the Lincoln Christmas Market.



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