Bounty

Bounty

Bounty

Bounty

This work was made for the 2022 exhibition Arctic Ventures: forgotten stories of Scottish Whaling at the Scottish Fisheries Museum in Anstruther, Fife.

Arctic Whaling was supported and encouraged by a government subsidy known as a bounty. In return for fulfilling a number of requirements the basic cost of a voyage would be covered. The amount of bounty changed over time to reflect domestic and political needs eg balance of payments due to whale oil imports/exports.

Approx 25 x 20 cm Machine and hand embroidery