Thursday, 17 September 2009

Boat Auction


Do you remember many months ago I told you about Joanne B Kaar's project in Caithness? Joanne and Lynne Taylor in Dunedin New Zealand decided to collaborate on a joint exhibition in two locations to commemorate the maiden voyage of The Westland ship from Scotland to New Zealand in 1879. If you click on the link and scroll down a little you can see the fantastic exhibitions that these two enterprising and hardworking ladies have put on in their respective countries.

As part of the exhibition Joanne asked for people to make paper boats which would be auctioned to help raise funds for MaryAnn's cottage, the inspiration for the research and exhibition. Boats flooded in from all over the world and there are some beautiful pieces of work, some by professional artists who you may know. The auction runs until 24 September and there are still plenty of boats up for grabs. You can either bid for a specific boat or, if the choice is too hard, make a bid and Joanne will send you a boat or boats at the end of the auction. Click here to see the boats, there is some wonderful work, just keep scrolling to see it all. And don't forget to make a bid. Go on! You only need to bid £2 to join in! And it's all in a good cause to preserve history and keep MaryAnn's cottage open for future generations!



I must have missed your earlier post on this - I don't remember it. Thanks for showing it again. Some of the boats are real works of art!

fiona d said...

thanks for reminding us about this, I'll go and have a look - I think Joanne B Kaar is a very interesting artist

Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

Thank you for your kind wishes. Happy stitching!