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Paul Farrington Kingston Navigation Wheel Launch & Guided Tours

Collect your free copy of the wheel at the No Competition! launch event and join a guided tour led by its creator Paul Farrington. The Kingston Navigation Wheel will also be available at the Market House, Kingston Museum, Rose Theatre and Kingston University’s Faculty of Fine Art, Design and Architecture.

No Competition! is an offsite programme of artist projects exploring the relationship between art and non-competitive sport. Three new commissions by Paul Farrington, Charlie Murphy and Ian Whittlesea will launch individually over the programme’s three month duration and coincide with celebrations leading up to the London 2012 Olympics as part of Go Kingston 2012.  Please Note: This offsite programme is taking place at various locations in Kingston, in central London and here online, whilst the the Stanley Picker Gallery is closed for  refurbishments (May-Sept 2012).

No Competition! commences with a series of new cultural walking-trails developed by designer Paul Farrington  as part of a Royal Borough of Kingston initiative – funded by the Mayor of London’s Outer London Fund and Design for London – to create new ways for pedestrians to discover and enjoy Kingston town centre. Research for the project has been informed by the history of Surrey Walking Club, Victorian photographer Eadweard Muybridge, the sporting pursuits of Orienteering and Pedestrianism – popular in the late 1800s – and interviews with local residents. For No Competition! Farrington has designed the Kingston Navigation Wheel, a special paper disc that visitors can use to explore alternative routes around the town, discover individual and collective histories, and newly observe the details that make up their everyday surroundings.

Guided tours following the five cultural walking trails mapped on Paul Farrington’s  Kingston Navigation Wheel, on the themes of Bridges, Death, Muybridge, 3 Fishes and Made Here will start from the Market House at 1pm & 3pm on the following dates.
Sat 28 Apr Bridges Walk & Death Walk
Mon 7 May Muybridge Walk
Wed 23 May 3 Fishes Walk
Sat 2 Jun Bridges Walk
Sat 16 Jun Made Here Walk & Death Walk