Scrimshaw - the Art of the Mariner

21 Feb 2017 12:25 PM | Anonymous

Scrimshaw - the Art of the Mariner 

Whaling in Tasmanian waters was Australia's leading export industry pre-1840. Narryna, the 1830s house of merchant, shipbuilder and whaler, Captain Andrew Haig, presents an exhibition of scrimshaw masterworks from the collection of Colin Thomas. This is one of the finest private collections of scrimshaw worldwide. See all manner of scrimshandering from sailors' gifts to their sweethearts to tools for maintaining the majestic rigging of the whaling ships. 

This exhibition does not support the continuance of whaling.

Location: Narryna Heritage Museum, Battery Point, Tasmania

Exhibition is on until 28 May 2017.