Floatilla was an installation and community engagement project that was commissioned for the Tall Ships Festival in Greenwich, London and supported by the Royal Borough of Greenwich through their Arts Community Fund.
Maps and paper craft techniques were used to bring to life the nautical heritage of Greenwich in a display of floating ships within a theatrical scene of world travel and imaginary creatures from distant lands. Art workshops with local primary school children introduced a range of techniques including paper collage and paper engineering. This resulted in pupils creating paper collage characters and aeronautical balloons made from recycled paper maps and photographic geographical magazines from the 1940s.
The children's art work was exhibited during the Tall Ships Festival as an installation in a vacant shop space in Greenwich. The window installation featured a large scale paper theatre designed and made by Cabinet of Curiosity Studio that framed the children's art work.
FLOATILLA, 2014, Cabinet of Curiosity Studio, Installation and Community Engagement
Photos: Cabinet of Curiosity Studio
Greenwich, London, UK