Boat Project inspires

By Tilda Reekie, 6.2

We were pleased to welcome Gary Winters from the Lone Twin performance art company to assembly. He is one half of a duo who have spent their lives observing human experiences. Gary has devoted the last few years to exploring methods of recording which capture human emotion and elements of nostalgia through the collecting of physical materials, culminating in The Boat Project. The project is the South East’s winning commission for the UK Arts Council’s flagship project, Artists taking the lead which is a series of 12 public art commissions to celebrate the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. This is an amazing project in which people have donated personally significant objects that are being used as a veneer on the hull of a racing yacht to give it a unique and striking vision. This yacht will be launched in May and set sail prior to the start of the Olympics to become an exhibiting feature touring the Southern region. This work is highly inspiring and it was fascinating to hear Gary’s personal journey, his experiences and dedication. View photos.

Bedales School - Boat Project


Bedales School is one of the UK’s top independent private co-education boarding schools. Bedales comprises three schools situated in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire: Dunannie (ages 3–8), Dunhurst (ages 8–13) and Bedales itself (ages 13–18). Established in 1893 Bedales School puts emphasis on the Arts, Sciences, voluntary service, pastoral care, and listening to students’ views. Bedales is acclaimed for its drama, theatre, art and music. The Headmaster is Keith Budge.


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