CERES 15.03.04 - 19.03.04


A week of calm before the storm. Harvest Festival was to be held. Boats were discussed. The Bread Armada was to set sail, not knowing its destination was to be so different from where it had come.



Before I learnt how to not do things I didn't want to do, I constructed a bread museum. When all I wanted to do was make my boats in which to sail away.
I never saw the filled museum, as that happened the day after the storm.
drawing of bred museum design finished bread museum
Christos original concept 3 showcases by Liz, Razz & Cathy
drawing by Christos of Bread Museum idea all 3 bread museum cases


BREAD ARMARDA by Cathy Parry and Rus Kitchin

The flying boat concept was born on the no. 86 tram that Rus & I happened to catch together the week before CERES. Both on a new journey, boats had to be made.
The Harvest theme provided the idea for the material. A friendly baker provided the actual material.
initial drawing of suspended boat original drawing of poles in dam idea
The dam was the obvious location. Rolls were poked and prodded with sticks. PVA and wax bandied about. Poles threatened to pierce the floor of the dam until sense was discovered and my sisal rope came into use. Cable ties, of course were the answer to hanging boats from the rope.
drawing of rope suspension Rus's drawing of boat with ballast
drawing of suspended boat and star pickets at dam photo of Cathy with rope by dam
Bread rolls became hulls, night lighting installed, sticks found & became masts, bark became sails. Fishing line threaded and knotted with giant needle. The armada was at rest.
photo of Cathy preparing boats a bread boat
drawing of suspended boats
With boats completed, and rope hung taut, we slung the armada over our shoulders, ready to set sail.
Cathy and Rus with Bread Armarda Rus positioning Bread Armarda
Cathy sending out Bread Armarda
  The night tour brought the smell of breakfast and our glowing armada sailed on through the night.
Bread Armarda night view of Bread Armarda
"…a work needs only to be interesting…It isn't necessary for a work to have a lot of things to look at, to compare, to analyse one by one, to contemplate the thing as a whole, its quality as a whole, is what is interesting."
Donald Judd "Specific Objects" Arts Yearbook 1965

© content, drawings and Bread Museum photos Cathy Parry 2004

© photographs Rus Kitchin 2004


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