Back in the winter I had three pieces of gyotaku accepted into a summer exhibition that is opening soon at Five Island Art Gallery in Tors Cove. Reflections on Cod marks the 20th anniversary of cod moratorium on July 2, 2012.
The moratorium has had a huge impact on the culture and livelihood of many people in Newfoundland with 35,000 people suddenly out of work, the largest industrial closure in Canadian history.
This is one of the gyotaku pieces, Fisherman's Cut which I will have available in the Reflections on Cod exhibition.
I'd encourage you to visit the exhibition which runs from July 2 -July 27th. The public reception will be on Sunday July 8th from 2 - 4pm. Opening remarks by Richard Cashin.
This exhibit will feature more than 40 original works by local artists including watercolour, acrylic and oil paintings, pastels, ceramics, mixed media, hooked rugs and art figures.
On Friday, Tara Bradbury wrote a piece on my gyotaku for The Telegram, the newspaper had two full pages and a cover shot and there was this shortened online version. It brings the art of gyotaku to a broader audience.