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    The Heave Ho piece is inspired by the story 'Herrings for a Shilling' by Valerie Larkins. It has a huge sense of family occasion where the little… Read More
    The Heave Ho piece is inspired by the story 'Herrings for a Shilling' by Valerie Larkins. It has a huge sense of family occasion where the little girl is with her sisters waiting for her Dad, Uncle and Brother to return from a fishing trip. Great Yarmouth (in England) had a booming fishing community and with my work, I wanted to portray the feeling of teamwork between the Dad and the Uncle. There is a further spirit of teamwork because the knitted pieces were completed by knitters in Norfolk. Read Less
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The Heave Ho piece is inspired by the story 'Herrings for a Shilling' by Valerie Larkins. It has a huge sense of family occasion where the little girl is with her sisters waiting for her Dad, Uncle and Brother to return from a fishing trip. Great Yarmouth (in England) had a booming fishing community and with my work, I wanted to portray the feeling of teamwork between the Dad and the Uncle. There is a further spirit of teamwork because the knitted pieces were completed by knitters in Norfolk.

BRIEF: Interpret stories written by Great Yarmouth locals in any form of representation (2D, 3D, digital).
RESPONSE: Installed piece at the Time And Tide Museum  in Great Yarmouth (in England). Materials used knitted pieces, fishing net, plywood, gloss paint and wood varnish.

Hand painted text using exterior gloss paint. Fishing net threaded through the wood
Two 'E's' representing the Dad and the Uncle working together. The description of the Dad within the story is very descriptive which signifies that the Dad is a significant figure in the little girl's life
Knitted 'E' pieces are by local Norfolk knitters to bring the sense of teamwork which runs through the story by Valerie Larkins
Quotes from the story
Heave Ho installed at the Time and Tide museum