Frank Boelter


To the World’s End

By Frank Boelter

Sunday 14 September

Boat Build: 10.30am near the swan pedalo lake – all welcome.

Boat Procession followed by Boat Launch: 3pm from Rock a Nore Beach*


With the help of the public, a little imagination and a large quantity of Tetra Pak packaging paper, German artist Frank Boelter, uses the familiar paper-folding technique of origami to create a large, lifesize boat. The result is simple and charming if not a little precarious!

With the help of the Hastings Voluntary Lifeguards, Boelter will launch his vessel into the sea from Rock A Nore beach….weather permitting!

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The paper boat taps into our childhood memories of making something from the simplest of materials with which to travel into unlimited realms of fantasy. Boelter’s temporary artworks have been exhibited internationally.

Often drawing attention to social and political issues such as population growth, the plight of refugees or our throw away culture, his large-scale structures are generally built out of paper or cardboard and made with the help of local communities.

Previous works include the Peacemaker, a cardboard, life-size tank made with refugee communities in Germany and Akropolis-Linz, a large model of the ancient Greek monument, constructed on a new housing estate.

A special thank you to Hastings Voluntary Lifeguards who are supporting us with this project!

* In the event of bad weather, an alternative launch will take place. Please check back here nearer the time.

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