Bristol artist's Ghost Boat vision

Luke Jerram, the artist behind the massively popular Park & Slide in Bristol and the street pianos project has come up with a new idea involving boats - not at sea, but in Leigh Woods near Bristol

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Artist plans to get Bristol in the swing

Luke Jerram came into our studio to tell us about his Ghost Boat vision and other artistic endeavours Credit: ITV News

Bristol artist Luke Jerram has become known throughout the world thanks to his street piano project and the Park and Slide which had hundreds of people shooting down Park Street on a water slide.

Well his artistic plans haven't stopped there.

You can read about his Ghost Boats project here.

When Luke came into the studios to tell us about his plans he let slip that he has a vision of getting Bristol in the swing.

He has put in a planning application for 200 swings across the city hanging from cranes and buildings. And adults as well as children will be encouraged to have a go.

But will he get permission? Watch this space.


Ghost Boats to come to Bristol woods

The artist's impression of what the new "ghost boats" will look like Credit: Luke Jerram

Bristol artist Luke Jerram, who was responsible for the incredibly popular "Park and Slide" in Park Street and the street pianos project has come up with a new concept.

The exhibition - if that's what you call it - will open at Leigh Woods to the north of the city in April 2015. Luke plans to create a flotilla of abandoned fishing boats in the depths of the trees.

The fact that they are so far from the sea is aimed at raising discussion about climate change and issues surrounding the fishing industry.

They will all point in the same direction as if they were moving with the tide and the navigation lights will come on at night giving an impression of ghostlike activity in the woods.

Luke is always the champion of the interactive so people will be able to explore the boats when they visit.

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