august - october 2017
Through a series of community-based workshops, a community seafood meal, and a collaborative exhibition in Newfoundland, Walker and Ross-Smith came together to engage in dialogues about art, islandness and contemporary rurality in Shetland and in Newfoundland. Following several weeks of collaboration, experimentation, and community engagement on the Bonavista Peninsula, an exhibition in St. John’s featured new and recent works by Walker and Ross-Smith involving alternative textiles, bronzes, fish skin preservation and project documentation.
After leading a workshop on how to preserve fish skins, Vivian Ross-Smith responded to the workshop and space with this series of stitched fish skin pieces.
During the community supper at Susie’s Café, 35mm photograph scan by Jane Walker
Birchy Cove, NL