Ship of Tolerance
A group of children from key stage 2 had the unique opportunity to be involved in the Ship of Tolerance an international art project created by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, two of the most celebrated artists of their generation and widely known for their large-scale installations. The Ship of Tolerance is dedicated to educating and connecting children from different continents, cultures, and identities through the universal language of art.
The Ship of Tolerance was first launched in Egypt in 2005 and has subsequently been created in Venice, San Moritz, Sharjah, Miami, Havana, Moscow, New York, Zug, Rome and Rostock. The project was awarded the prestigious Cartier Prize for the Best Art Project of the year in 2010.
In September 2019, as part of the Totally Thames, The Ship of Tolerance will be unveiled on the River Thames in London.
The Ship of Tolerance offers an educational programme for primary school children designed to discuss tolerance and diversity among cultures, races and ideas. We are inviting schools to participate in this, and to express their interest to be part of this amazing art installation.