Boat bunting for Emsworth art project

BUNTING Organiser Georgina Giles, far right, receives help from local people to make bunting for The Boat Project in Emsworth. From left, friends Dominique Cooper and Maria Bailey.  Picture: Ian Hargreaves (121317-1)
BUNTING Organiser Georgina Giles, far right, receives help from local people to make bunting for The Boat Project in Emsworth. From left, friends Dominique Cooper and Maria Bailey. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (121317-1)

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DOZENS of people helped make bunting for an Olympic-themed art project.

Visitors to Emsworth Baptist Church on Saturday learned the technique from local artist Georgina Giles who led demonstrations.

The Boat Project, based in Emsworth, asked members of the public to donate wooden objects to build a vessel.

It is one of 12 public art commissions across the UK to celebrate the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.

The bunting, made by members of the public at workshops across the south, will be hung on the boat for its launch next month.

Each flag has been made out of donated material that holds special memories to the owners.

Dominique Cooper, 25, of Little Hackets, Havant, went to the workshop in Emsworth with friend Maria Bailey.

Dominique said: ‘It was very interesting to see how the flags are made and to learn more about the project.

‘I’ve never seen anything like it before so I was fascinated.

‘It really got me interested in The Boat Project.

‘I can’t wait to see it launch now.’