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Wiltshire Creative invites you to be the first to see and take part in an exciting new project

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03 February 2021

Wiltshire Creative invites you to be the first to see and take part in an exciting new project
Same Sea, Different Boat: Making a Collagraph print with Artist Sue Brown

Wiltshire Creative was planning to start the New Year 2021 with an exciting exhibitions programme at Salisbury Arts Centre. Unfortunately, the reality for us all is different. As part of the Connects programme Wiltshire Creative decided to share the positive content of one of the proposed exhibitions online. Resident Artist Mirka Golden-Hann speaks to Same Sea, Different Boat lead artist Sue Brown.

Same Sea, Different Boat is a quilt with a difference instigated by the project founder artist Sue Brown in collaboration with artists Liske Johnson and Louise Asher. This textile artwork is an uplifting artwork; a combination of craftivism and social documentary. The piece consists of hundreds of hand printed and stitched stories lovingly produced by individual artists from across the UK and abroad. Each participant in this piece reacts to the COVID-19 pandemic.  It is planned this positive and moving work will tour the UK and will grow as it travels around the country.  The mission of this artwork is to collect stories, share experiences to make people laugh or cry whilst reflecting on the unknown world we now live in. Sue Brown, the project founder says: “The quilt is a metaphor for how the effects of the quarantine have isolated us, yet we have all been part of it. Making the piece open ended also illustrates that COVID-19 will continue to shape our lives - everyone has their own isolation story, and we will help tell it”.

This Wiltshire Creative Connects film about Same Sea, Different Boat shines the light on the positivity of this meaningful creative exchange. In this video the project’s lead artist Sue Brown teaches the technique of making a collagraph plate and describes the technique of intaglio print and explains how to take part in the growing project which focuses on our shared experience of the COVID-19 world we now live in.

Book your FREE ticket today to be the first to see our resident artist Mirka Golden-Hann and artist Sue Brown talk about their new exciting project and how you can get involved and feature in the artwork.

Visit the website to be the first to see the film on Wednesday 10 February 2021 at 7pm