Grand opening of the Boston Buoys art commissions trail

Jul 03

Start Saturday
03-07-2021, 12:00pm

End Saturday
03-07-2021, 04:00pm

Venue Boston Central Park

Cost Free

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You are invited to attend the grand opening of the Boston Buoys art commissions by Jo Chapman, Carrie Reichardt & Bex Simon!

On Saturday July 3rd 2021, Boston’s Central Park will have a hub of activity and free craft workshops to celebrate a new sculpture trail of repurposed marine buoys.

The Boston Buoys trail is a series of six stunning art installations re-purposing vintage navigational marine buoys. The artworks celebrate Boston’s rich heritage and maritime connections, capturing our fascination with exploration across the world.

Three artists, Jo Chapman, Carrie Reichardt and Bex Simon have worked on two buoys each, designing the sculptures with cradles of steel seaweed, mosaic mermaids, and forged metal flowers, respectively.

Please join us from midday for free, family-friendly craft activities inspired by the sculptures, artist talks and walks to the artworks. Also featuring live music and a fun photo opportunity with Boston’s own real mermaid!

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Mosaic artwork for one of the sculptures by Carrie Reichardt

Chris Lewis-Jones will be delivering frottage art walking workshops


Jo Chapman’s work in progress for the metal sculpture surrounding one of her buoys

A real-life mermaid will be there for photo opportunities!

Bex Simon and the Nowhere Forge will be there for free art activities

Free clay activities with Greenfield Pottery


Transported is a strategic, community-focused programme which aims to get more people in Boston Borough and South Holland enjoying and participating in arts activities.  The programme is overseen by the Centre of Culture and Creativity at the University of Lincoln, and is funded by the Creative People and Places fund from Arts Council England.

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