A Meeting Outside Time

Performance, 1988


A Meeting Outside of Time used the relatively unchanged landscape of Northumberland National Park/Hadrian’s wall as a backdrop, an area of historically disputed territorial ownership. Fifty women took part in this act of walking (a traditional way of expressing the right to access) and meeting in a comparatively neutral space.

Commissioned For

Projects UK, New Work Newcastle and Edge 88 in collaboration with Northumberland National Park.


Northumberland National Park


Posts, cards


The women who participated in the project


photography: Karen Melvin

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A Meeting Outside Time (Archive), 2013
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Fran Cottell artwork image: A Meeting Outside Time - click to enlarge