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Stone Impressions with Alexa Hatanaka and Peter Croal  

Stone Impressions with Alexa Hatanaka and Peter Croal  
Saturday, 19 August 2023, 3pm | Oliver’s Cove, Tilting, Newfoundland & Labrador

The title of this workshop derives from the traditional Japanese method of printing fish. Gyotaku (魚拓) translates to “stone impression”. It is a practice which dates back to the mid-1800s as a form of nature printing was used by fishermen to record their catches. It has become an art form of its own and contemporary artist, Alexa Hatanaka will be introducing the technique in relation to the capelin that have historically spawned at Oliver’s Cove Beach 

Alongside the gyotaku printmaking, geologist Peter Croal will lead a mapping of the pebbled shoreline of Oliver’s Cove marking its current site and projecting into the future.  

These practices intend to create awareness of environmental changes on Fogo Island, offering a chance to discuss the potential impacts of climate change and the interconnected nature of land and marine life along this coastline.  


We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts   

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