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Craft Residency for Newfoundland and Labrador Craft Council 2016

About this project

In 2016 I was maker in residence for the Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador, a winter residency, my research and choice of materials focused on fishing and the traditions of the area - including house moves.
Inspired by these incredible stories and photographs of houses pulled across ice, I made a huge rope from old clothes donated by the people of Woody Point. The rope made from clothes represented a community on the move.

Keywords

string, rope, fishing, Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador, fishing twine, house moves, outports, Canada, Newfoundland, craft residency

Disciplines

Textiles

Materials

Textiles, Recycled
'House Move'
Photographer: Tom Cochrane of Old Crow Magazine Newfoundland
Inspired by traditions of Newfoundland, I used clothes donated my the community of Woody Point, to 'Move' a house - representing a community relocated.
Joanne B Kaar - with rope for 'house move'.
Photographer: Joe Kaar
Inspired by traditions of Newfoundland, I used clothes donated my the community of Woody Point, to 'Move' a house - representing a community relocated.
'House Move'
Photographer: Tom Cochrane of Old Crow Magazine Newfoundland
Inspired by traditions of Newfoundland, I used clothes donated my the community of Woody Point, to 'Move' a house - representing a community relocated.
Trigger Mitts and fishing twine
Photographer: Joanne B Kaar
They arrived for cod, and stayed for the cod. 1000 years of fishing off Newfoundland in one mitten - ancient construction techniques used by Vikings, traditional designs still in use, and modern fishing line.
'House Move'
Photographer: Joanne B Kaar
Inspired by traditions of Newfoundland, I used clothes donated my the community of Woody Point, to 'Move' a house - representing a community relocated.

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