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The Art of Gutting Fish (5 of 6)

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Fishwives? Fisher lasses? Herring girls? Herring lasses? Lots of them! Plus an interview with artist Penelope Payne on her herring lass works…

The Art of Gutting Fish (5 of 6)

About Episode Five

Fishwives? Fisher lasses? Herring girls? Herring lasses? Everything you need to know is here! Well, maybe not everything, but lots… Plus an interview with Cullercoats-based artist Penelope Payne who has created a series of beautiful herring lass works… plus reflections on Hill & Adamson’s The Fishermen and Women of the Firth of Forth and Winslow Homer’s Cullercoats paintings… plus guest appearances by the artist Keith McIntyre as Prof. John Campbell and the Shetland fiddle player Catriona Macdonald as Christine Jackman… What more could anybody want?

00:20 An Introduction featuring Keith McIntyre as Professor John Wilson;

03:10 Penelope Payne on Fishwives;

07:29 Hill, Adamson and Twa Bonnie Lasses;

15:50 Penelope Payne and Winslow Homer;

21:30 Curing herrings: the learning curve;

25:00 The herring lasses;

31:50 Penelope Payne’s Weight of Salt;

37:40 Herring girls on strike, featuring Catriona Macdonald as Christine Jackman;

42:00 Penelope Payne’s Horizons;

56:05 Acknowledgements.

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