Live action scrimshaw: printmaker Gemma Reid
4 June 2022
1pm to 3pm
Scrimshaw: scratching the surface features an ostrich egg from 1775 illustrating Dutch East India Company ships traversing Cape Good Hope.
Drawing on this as inspiration, we offer a rare opportunity to observe an artist at work and get close to the action.
Watch as printmaker Gemma Reid applies a mix of traditional and contemporary techniques to an ostrich egg and designs a modern-day scrimshaw.
Thank you to Hamilton Zoo for supplying the ostrich eggs for this demonstration.