Project manager: Slow Boat & Black Country Voyages (2011 – 2014)

Slow Boat (2011 – 13) and then later Black Country Voyages (2014–2017) were Ikon’s award winning, off site programmes working with members of Ikon’s Youth Prorgamme and artists comissioned to work on year-long projects.

The 70 ft long canal boat was loaned, long-term, by Sandwell Council and converted through a series of installations (on-board) as well as becoming a unique touring venue hosting meetings, workshops, talks, films screenings and countless trips exploring the ever-changing and extensive canal network.

Black Country Voyages

2016 – Mahtab Hussain
2015 – Jacques Nimki
2014 – Juneau Projects

Slow Boat 

2013 – Navin Rawanchaikul
2012 – Sarah Browne, Sam Belinfante & Benedict Drew
2011 – Marjolijn Djikman

For more information about Slow Boat and for more information about Black Country Voyages





Slow Boat returning to Brindley Place with Clayground Collective and members of Crisis’ art group on-board.