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Art is being brought to the Canal

Cardiff based artist, Amber Mottram is currently making her high school dream of converting a canal boat into an art studio, come true. The Boat Studio is still in its planning stages and Amber is currently running a crowd funding incentive to gain the funds to buy a boat which will then become a fully mobile, immersive artistic space.

The plan is to launch the project next year. Amber along with her friend and fellow artist Ellie Young, will take artists on a one week trip along the waterways between Cwmbran to Brecon. Along the route, they hope to showcase work to local communities along the riverbank as well as giving artists a chance to produce work in a completely unique place. 

Amber Mottram showing off some of the merchandise for the Boat Studios.

Amber Mottram showing off some of the merchandise for the Boat Studios.

We spoke to Amber about the goals the Boat Studios. She said, “We want to engage with the local community along the waterways. The project is an opportunity to help artists, musicians and film makers but it is also about enhancing the Welsh waterways.”

As well as crowd funding the artistic duo are planning to a fundraising auction in Chapter on March 17 to create to capital the buy the new canal boat. Their crowd funding period ends on 17 December and sponsorship can be given through the official website.

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