Same Sea, Different Boat is a quilt with a difference instigated by the project founder artist Sue Brown in collaboration with artists Liske Johnson, Louise Asher and Cath Kingzett. 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 is reacting to the COVID-19 pandemic. Same Sea, Different Boat was originally programmed to be exhibited at Salisbury Arts Centre in January 2021, but due to the third Covid 19 lockdown we were not able to host the exhibition then.
During the last year the quilts which form the piece have continued to grow as the piece took to its UK tour fulfilling its mission to collect stories, share experiences to make people laugh or cry whilst reflecting on the unknown world in which we now live.
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 exhibition will also showcase a selection of artworks created by all four founding artists of the Same Sea, Different Boat.
Image © Sue Brown