This Little Boat

We were delighted to be asked to ‘dazzle’ a vessel to join an ever-expanding fleet of tiny peace boats, sailing throughout the world on people power. This Little Boat is an evolving project conceived and initiated by artist and teacher Kathryn Brown. The original reclaimed peace boat eventually travelled to and returned from nine countries. The fleet began to expand when Kathryn, inspired by the shape of George Wyllie’s famous Paper Boat, began to produce small blank plywood boats on which people could ‘present an idea’. Over 200 boats have now been ‘dazzled’ by contributors from around the globe. This includes local schoolchildren, members of the public, artists such as John Byrne and Celie Byrne and musicians including Bernard Sumner of New Order, Terry Hall and Mute Records.

May the fleet continue to expand and spread a message of peace.

Additions to the fleet and news on how the project develops will be available here.

A big thanks to my 15 yr old, Matt, for painting our boat.

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Now playing: John Abercrombie Quartet – ‘Boat Song’ from M

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4 Responses to This Little Boat

  1. kathryn brown says:

    Wow!!!! That is so kind of you!!! It sounds great!!!! Looks great too!!! You have skills!)))) I’m so happy to see this! Thank you!!xxx see you soon!!!!

    Sent from my iPhone

  2. Alan Nance says:

    What a great project! And your two texts… such concise evocation.

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