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Nowhere Island Brings-Tows The Artic To Britain

_46590705_hartleyNOWHERE ISLAND is the work of artist Alex Hartley. To raise awareness over climate change, Mr Hartley will be taking rocks from an island in the Svalbard archipelago north of Norway by barge to Weymouth for the Olympic sailing in 2012.

The rocks will be put on a floating football pitch-sized platform to create Nowhere Island. No Where Island will then be towed by tug boat around the South West coast to Bristol.

It’s all part of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad. And Mr Hartley fought off other artists to win the £500,000 commission from London 2012 and the Arts Council.

Mr Hartley says the environmental cost of towing the island was outweighed by the “poetry of the project“.

So as not to pollute his vision, we give you the story in full.

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Posted: 24th, October 2009 | In: Reviews | Comments (10)