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We're delighted to announce that, due to popular demand, Nowhereisland and its Embassy will be visiting Torquay on 6-7 August.
During its two-day visit to Torquay, the floating island will be moored south of the harbour. The best view of the island will be from Haldon Pier near ‘Living Coasts’. Nowhereisland’s Embassy, a mobile museum packed full of objects which tell the story of this nomadic island will be based on Haldon Pier itself. Embassy visitors will be greeted by the Nowhereisland Ambassadors who will host the Embassy, sign up citizens and run activities for all ages.
Executive Lead for Arts and Culture and Regional Arts Council Board Member, Cllr Dave Butt has said: “The English Riviera is gaining a well deserved reputation for hosting amazing art and we are thrilled that Nowhereisland will visit Torquay. The sight of an Arctic island in Torquay harbour will certainly attract new visitors to the area bringing a real boost to the local economy, and raising its profile as one of the cultural attractions in the South West.”
Nowhereisland is a Situations project led by artist Alex Hartley, one of 12 Artist Taking the Lead projects for the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad funded by Arts Council England. We also gratefully acknowledge the support of the University of the West of England, Bristol; Bloomberg; Nicky Wilson Jupiter Artland; the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs; the Royal Norwegian Embassy and Yellowbrick Tracking.