“No one who has not experienced it can fully appreciate the unfailing fascination of this tranquil voyaging. The movement of the narrowboat is like nothing else in the world – it is is no motion or motion asleep.”

Adapted from LTC Rolt Narrow boat

The Boat Studio

The Boat Studio is an idea that has emerged from a desire to make our historic canal system a focal point for creativity, community activity and cultural dialogue by:


Creating links between Wales and British cities connected through the canal network

Providing opportunities for young/emerging Welsh artists in the form of a residency program

Creating a unique platform for artists to explore and create with ‘journey’ as a starting point and the idiosyncrasies of canal life as inspiration

Providing a new pathway for bringing established artists into Wales.