Cancelled: Lobby: The Thames Boat Project

24 – 27 March 2020
Launch: Wednesday 25 March 5-7pm | All Welcome

Interiors are usually stable entities, fixed to a site, with internal conditions of temperature and comfort expertly controlled. Equally access to interiors is selective – even when they appear to be open to the public. The Thames Boat Project seeks to challenge these notions, suggesting a nomadic interior that develops through a responsive relationship to its surroundings, dependant to the vagaries of the weather and open to use and appropriation by various groups and individuals.

The Thames Boat Project is a collaboration between Ben Judd, fellow of the Stanley Picker Gallery, and the Interior Design course at Kingston School of Art. The exhibition will showcase the students’ response to a brief that asks them to imagine and develop a proposal for an adaptable floating structure which will travel along Thames to provide a flexible space that can be adapted into a workshop space, a speaker’s platform, a performance space or a meeting place. Embracing Judd’s aim to “consider the importance of community within a large city and … facilitate meaningful exchanges between strangers, aiming to reconnect people both to each other and to their environment.”

Get Involved

For more information about this project and others please contact Natalie Kay on 020 8417 4074 or email

Ben Judd | Fellowship