On Monday 2nd February, Stranded finally opened at the National Maritime Museum in Cornwall. Stranded features the a collection of my tapestries woven from fishing line, netting, rope and other unexpected items left washed up on our beaches by the great ocean currents.
Tehmina Goskar, Exhibitions Registrar at the Maritime Museum says: “The Maritime Museum has been wanting to highlight the serious and growing problem of marine litter in our seas for some time. Jo’s highly original and thoughtful flotsam tapestries presented us with a great opportunity to explore the detritus that washes up on our beaches in a playful and unexpected way. I hope Stranded will make our visitors think differently when they are next taking a stroll on the coast.”
The exhibition, Stranded runs from 2nd February until 5th July 2015 at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Discovery Quay, Falmouth.