The Voyagers

War & Peace

2012 is the 20th anniversary of the discovery of Dover’s 3,500-year-old Bronze Age Boat. In response to this, Clare Smith is creating two pieces of work inspired by her interest in the symbolism of boats as vehicles of transition. The project explores personal and collective memory through shared, communal making and is one of the DAD War & Peace commissions. The title alludes to The title alludes to Now, Voyager, the ship on which Bette Davis completes her transformation from an awkward, unattractive spinster, abused by her mother to a beautiful confident woman in love.

The artist is inviting people to join her to make a collection of paper boats and a textile piece with embroidered names to be shown as a temporary installation in the Bronze Age Boat gallery of Dover Museum.

Date Activity Times
Sat. 15 Sept. 2012 Textile workshop with Rosie James 10am-4pm
Mon. 17 Sept. 2012 Making paper boats and boat cloth 11am.-1pm and 2pm-4pm
Tues. 18 Sept. 2012 Making paper boats and boat cloth 11am.-1pm and 2pm-4pm
Wed. 19 Sept. 2012 Making paper boats and boat cloth 11am.-1pm and 2pm-4pm
Thurs. 20 Sept. 2012 Making paper boats and boat cloth 11am.-1pm and 2pm-4pm
Sat. 22 Sept. 2012 Textile workshop with Rosie James 10am-4pm
Mon. 24 Sept. 2012 Making paper boats and boat cloth 11am.-1pm and 2pm-4pm
Tues. 25 Sept. 2012 Making paper boats and boat cloth 11am.-1pm and 2pm-4pm
Wed. 26 Sept. 2012 Making paper boats and boat cloth 11am.-1pm and 2pm-4pm

The exhibition will run from 29 September to 13 October during museum opening times and will also feature a moving image work by artist Philippe Bazin.