Same Sea, Different Boat documents the experiences of over 400 participants, who have printed, stitched and drawn to describe their responses to the pandemic.

The project invited participants to contribute a small design, measuring just 10x10cm, describing their experience of lockdown. These designs were submitted as collagraph plates to be printed on fabric, or as stitched textile squares. They were then sewn together to create a large, collaborative quilted piece.

The community project celebrates creativity in a time of unprecedented crisis and has attracted an amazing response from artists and makers around the world.

Combined, these beautiful and intricate individual squares have resulted in a large scale installation of 5 textile panels. The quilts tell the story of the pandemic through individual responses and shared experiences.

Same Sea, Different Boat is a collaborative project between theyard:Artspace, Littleheath Barn Studio and Hope & Elvis.

Online talk

Join us on 28th May for an online talk with the artists behind the project; Louise Asher (Hope & Elvis), textile artist, Liske Johnson (Littleheath Barn Studio) and artist Sue Brown (theyard:Artspace, Cheltenham). Click here for full details.