Catherine Stringer
Catherine Stringer

Hobart, Australia

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Medium

Paper made from marine macroalgae and shore plants on silk. It is framed in a beautiful white timber tray frame

Description

This delicate paper cape has been made for Rose Ann Dunn, one of only 6 women who survived the shipwreck of the convict ship 'Neva'. The 'Neva' had been bound for Sydney, carrying 150 Irish women convicts and their 55 children, when it was wrecked off Cape Wickham, King Island, on 13 May 1835.
The cape is made from seaweeds and shore plants gathered from the shipwreck site.
This work is from my 'Neva Reliquary' series

TAGS

#convicts, #maritime history, #shipwrecks, #King Island, #Irish, #Ireland, #woman, #clothing, #sea, #seafaring, #survival, #Tasmania, #Cape Wickham, #seaweed, #papermaking, #natural fibres, #Tasmanian artist, #narrative
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