Textile exhibition inspired by Scotland’s past Whaling Industry. The exhibition runs at The Northlight Gallery Stromness from Saturday 26th August to Wednesday 6th September 2023. Open every day except Sunday, 11am to 5pm.
A time of trans-Atlantic slavery, warfare, colonial expansion and whaling.
At 117 feet long and with a beam of 28 feet, this three-masted ship was built to be capable of sailing through broken ice, to act as an ice breaker and also to withstand the pressures of being trapped and frozen in the ice fields as happened many whalers of that time
Commercial whalers in Iceland will be permitted to kill 209 fin whales and 217 minke whales every year until 2023.
“Having analysed the photographs closely, our team are confident that all features show this animal to be a Blue Whale “
A commercial whaling company has restarted in Iceland.
Mike Day filmed 5 years worth of footage and did not decide on the story line until he got into the editing room.