Pam Hall’s “Apron Diaries”
A fitting start to the work week, and my last few days before I leave for Newfoundland, and the work for my residency there.
Beautiful work by Pam Hall (who is based in St. John’s NL), honouring the history and vital importance of women’s work.
Images and original installations: created by Pam Hall.
Please have a look at her web site: http://www.pamhall.ca/about_the_artist/
Reblogged from O’Canada – which is definitely worth a look as well.
Aprons in the Wind, Port Rexton, Newfoundland, From Pam Hall’s “Apron Diaries”
Pam Hallis among the highly imaginative artists showcased at a current exhibition (through June 1) of contemporary art from the rugged province of Newfoundland at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Ontario.
That exhibition led me to Hall’s “Apron Diaries”, a series of installation works around the Trinity and Bonavista areas of Newfoundland in which she displays collections of aprons at worksites (such as upon fish flakes for drying salted cod or hanging at a local bakery or at a fisheries plant) as a celebration of the often unsung labor of women. Images of wind-fluttered aprons affixed to weathered fish flakes are particularly colorful and moving (literally) tributes to women’s essential work roles in their communities.
Aprons on a Fish Flake, From Pam Hall’s “Apron Diaries”
Aprons Festooned at a Fisheries Plant, From…
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