Success to the Rising Sun of Anstruther

Success to the Rising Sun of Anstruther

Success to the Rising Sun of Anstruther

Success to the Rising Sun of Anstruther

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

Early Scottish Arctic Whaling took place around Spitsbergen, an island between Norway and The North Pole. As there was a mistaken belief that Spitsbergen was linked to Greenland this was known as the Greenland Fishery whalemen referred to whales as ‘fish’. In 1757 the Rising Sun of Anstruther set off to the icy north to hunt right and bowhead whales.

Approx 60 x 150 cm, textile, fabric paint, hand and freehand machine embroidery