The Boat of Faith
Born in a Taxi
"The boat of faith
Is kept afloat by
And fish below"
- Micheal Leunig
Inspired by the poetry and art of Michael Leunig, this is an ode to one of Melbourne’s most loved cultural heroes.
Take a dreamily absurd and comically surreal voyage in The Boat of Faith, with Mr Curly at the helm. Ask the direction finding duck for directions, get caught in Mr Curly’s net of possibilities or be embraced by an angel.
With a poem on its sail, The Boat of Faith lurches through the streets spreading whimsy where it goes. Moving to a soundtrack composed by Helen Mountfort (My Friend the Chocolate Cake, Not Drowning Waving, Cosmo Cosmolino) this striking duo will enchant and delight, they may even inspire you to reply to one of Mr Curly’s poetic questions.
Concept Carolyn Hanna
Designer & Maker Bryony Anderson
Created & Devised Born in a Taxi
Music Composition Helen Mountford
Commissioned by Melbourne Commonwealth Games Cultural Festival
Inspired by the poetry and art of Micheal Leunig with his consent
Date and Time
7:00 pm - 7:00 am