Boston Sky Buoys

13 Feb 2018

OA.N is pleased to announce its' first proposal under the other-everywhere platform, Boston Sky Buoys.


Boston Sky Buoys (2017):



The other-everywhere proposal Boston Sky Buoys aims to showcase Boston’s rich heritage, in providing the opportunity to re-purpose and customise redundant navigation buoys supplied by the Port of Boston. 


Formerly deployed in The Wash and the Haven, the tidal stretch of the River Witham, many of the buoys date back to the mid-20th Century and are important reminders of the town’s Medieval connections with the sea. The other-art-network proposes to use an industrial chrome plating process to apply a thin layer of chromium to each of the 5 navigation buoys, creating a hard mirror like finish and then subsequently position the buoys in strategic sites throughout the city along the river Haven; so as to reflect the sky above them and the people and activities of the city, in addition to the river below them. 


OA.N Exhibitions partner: Goodnestone Park Gardens

Tom Plumptre and Fearghus Raftery, Boston Sky Buoys (2017). Produced and commissioned by the other-art network.





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