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Live action scrimshaw: printmaker Gemma Reid

4 June 2022

1pm to 3pm

Free entry

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.