Monday, November 13, 2017

Five Cowries Flotilla; Six Traditional Canoes from Lagos

As part of the Totally Thames festival, there was this installation called "Five Cowries Flotilla" outside the Tate Modern.

Initially it was a bit confusing, given that there were, after all, six of them.

But apparently the name relates to the Five Cowries Creek in Lagos, which is where the artist Polly Alakija got the inspiration. The traditional fishing craft were painted by school children there and then brought to London.

Very colourful they were too!


Bursledon Blogger said...

I remember taking the picture but couldn't remember posting it, when I realised it's not my blog :O)

It's a great display.

JP said...

I remember you saying you'd walked along the south bank some time when the Thames Festival was on so must have seen it.