Createan Eastbourne Collage with the Lone Twin BoatProject
Visitors to the ‘Collective Spirit’ Lone TwinBoat Project on 5 July are being called on to help create Eastbourne’svery own digital collage, as a special tribute to the maiden voyage visit.
Artist Alicja Rogalska and Towner will be running awaterside workshop from 10am to 5pm at Sovereign Harbour, asking visitors tobring along their own treasured object to be photographed and to help shapeEastbourne’s own collage as a tribute to the London 2012 Festival.
Alicja is a visual artist based in London working in sculpture, installation,photography and video. This will be her first collaboration with the people of Eastbourne and the final collage will be on display onthe Towner website and in their café from 6 – 12 July.
Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet Member for Tourism& Leisure, Cllr Neil Stanley said “We’re hoping to create afitting tribute to this fantastic piece of sailing artwork – this is amust see from the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad and a living archive of storiesfrom across the region. This is our chance to tell Eastbourne’sstory so far for 2012.”
Designed by the artists Lone Twin, the 30 foot boat is aresult of 1,200 wooden artefacts donated by people across the South East, andeven includes pieces from Jimi Hendrix’s guitar, HMS Victory, a Masaiwarrior club, wood from the new Olympic Velodrome and a woggle worn by the boyscout who released the pigeons at the opening of the 1948 Olympic Games.
The boat arrives on the evening of 3 July and will undergoa ‘make and mend’ day of repairs and maintenance on 4 July, followedby harbourside celebrations on 5 July at the Waterfront, with free boatsidetours from 1pm to 4pm.
Visitors will have the chance to see the boat up close,meet the crew and hear tales of the voyage so far. All tours must be booked onthe day and sea shanty singing follows from 4pm.
The Boat Project is part of the London 2012 CulturalOlympiad which runs from 21 June to 9 September. Following its maiden voyage,the boat will be gifted back to the South East as a permanent feature.
Visit the boat at Sovereign Harbouron 5 July and book your free tour on the day from the Waterfront from 1pm.
29 June, 2012
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