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a statue of two women preparing salt fish

Jim Maunder

Making Fish


Making Fish was originally commissioned for the site of the Matthew amphitheatre in Bowring Park. It was later moved to its present site at the New Gower Street entrance of the St. John’s Convention Centre. After hearing a story about someone’s grandmother, years ago, having been on the beach in the morning making fish (drying fish), going home at lunchtime, giving birth, and then returning to the beach to make fish in the afternoon, Jim says the decision was clear on what he would create for a call for “something nautical”. The piece is fashioned from forged and welded steel and then painted.

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Artwork: Making Fish