As Lead Artist, I worked with South Norfolk District Council to select artists, shape the project, and liaise between artists and funders, and later reported back to an Exit Conference.

I helped to select three artists who, along with myself, were to make temporary installations at four riverside sites and to keep web diaries.  I worked at each site, making a vessel from local materials and inviting visitors to write wishes or prayers on found leaves to put into the vessel, which would eventually be sent out to sea.  In return each contributor received a fish with the address of the web diary.  Each riverside site was further downriver, and finally I travelled on down to the sea with all four vessels, took them out to sea and put them into the water.  I also kept a web diary with photos and details of the journey and the wishes, so that contributors could follow the journey to its end.

Loddon Staithe Vessel by Liz McGowan
Loddon Staithe Vessel by Liz McGowan
On board the Sea Quest at Yarmouth
On board the Sea Quest at Yarmouth
Liz McGowan taking the vessels out to sea
Liz McGowan taking the vessels out to sea
Out to Sea
Out to Sea
Wherry Maze by Linda Gordon
Wherry Maze by Linda Gordon

Photo by Linda Gordon

Flower by Antonia Soto
Flower by Antonia Soto
Nest by Antonia Soto
Nest by Antonia Soto
Pebbles on the Chet by Martha Winter
Pebbles on the Chet by Martha Winter

Photo by Martha Winter

Wave of reed made by all four artists at Reedham Ferry
Wave of reed made by all four artists at Reedham Ferry

Wave of reed made by all four artists at Reedham Ferry

Unless otherwise stated, all photos by Liz McGowan

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