Boat of Faith

A bittersweet symbol of simplicity, innocence, hope and disappointment.

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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. Inspired by the poetry and art of Michael Leunig.

The Boat of Faith reads as a universal image, a bittersweet symbol of simplicity, innocence, hope and disappointment.

With a poem etched into its sail, The Boat of Faith is a dedication to the poetry and art of Australian cartoonist, Micheal Leunig. It operates as a traveling story through image, music, audience interaction and humorous scenarios. Accompanying soundscape composed by Melbourne musician Helen Mountford (My Friend the Chocolate Cake)

The relationship between the innocent Mr Curly (an optimist who’s seeing everything for the first time) and the Angel (a cynic who has seen everything a million times before and is depressed about his lack of power to change anything) forms the basis of this delicate work.