“How will you go about finding that thing the nature of which is totally unknown to you?” — Plato

The Art Of Getting Lost is an interactive experience that debuted at the Plymouth Art Weekender. It combines a hand drawn map, audio, land art and wandering.

All you need is our free map, access to our Soundcloud profile on your mobile, headphones, and a desire to get lost.

You could download and print the map or pick it up from various locations across Plymouth. It marks seven places where you can listen to letters and participate in temporary interventions using objects found in the natural world.

Allow 45 minutes, plus time in terra incognita, as you walk, cycle, skate, bus, or drive between locations. The last stop is marked with a key; but start wherever you like and visit locations in any order, you don’t even have to do them all in one day. There is no one route; following your own path is part of the experience.

Sept 25 – 27, 2015 / Dawn until Dusk / Citywide (between the waterfront and A38, avoid high tide if you can)

About Plymouth Art Weekender

Plymouth Art Weekender is an ambitious three day event celebrating visual art across the city, promoting Plymouth as a contemporary art destination.

Confirmed exhibitions feature more than 100 artists including Grayson Perry, Mary Kelly, Gerhard Richter, Ivan Chermayeff, Gillian Wearing, Tim Etchells and Richard Woods.

The Weekender website and Art Map showcases a wide range of activity from large scale exhibitions and participatory events for all ages. These are complimented by public art, talks, music, film, workshops, community projects and artists taking over empty spaces across the city.


The Art Of Getting Lost is an artist-led project.

Devised, written and voiced by Hannah Wood.

Art and design by Alan Qualtrough.

Sound design by Belinda Dixon and Jo Loosemore.

Music ‘Before The Second Dawn’ by Richard Lacy, David Bird, Terry Maskill and Richard Kimmings.

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Share what you find when you get lost at

The project is also archived on Google Maps, embed below.