Multimedia & Live Performance
The Festival is proud to partner with urban ink productions to present Women In Fish, a stunningly beautiful and evocative multi-media production.
The performance shares the powerful personal histories and memories of women who lived and worked in the West Coast fishing industry. The heart of Women in Fish is a story of survival that begins with a storm. Through beautiful film images and live performance, Women in Fish weaves the tough and touching survival story of the fishing boat Loretta B, and its sinking in 1962, with the larger tragedy of the demise of the world fishing industry.
Originally conceived and directed by Marie Clements and Kathleen Flaherty this version features First Nation collaborator Rosemary Georgeson (The Cloudreader), with Mary Galloway (Young Cloudreader) as an on-stage witness who listens and remembers. Free
WOMEN IN FISH WALKING TOUR
with Rosemary Georgeson
Saturday October 26, 11:30am – 1:10pm
Meet at the Chinese Cultural Centre courtyard, 50 E. Pender
See the Downtown Eastside through the eyes of its lands, waters and historic fishing industry on this ninety minute tour led by Rosemary Georgeson, a Coast Salish Dene artist born and raised in the commercial fishing industry. The tour culminates with a reception at the Fishing Industry Community Art Installation at the G & F Financial Group at 803 E. Hastings. $10 for non-residents, pay what you can for local residents
Reception and Installation
FISHING INDUSTRY COMMUNITY ART INSTALLATION
Opening Reception: Saturday October 26
1:10pm – 2:30pm
G & F Financial Group, 803 E. Hastings
Installation October 29 to 31
G & F Financial Group – formerly known as the Gulf & Fraser Fishermen’s Credit Union – was the heart of financial matters for fishing people in Vancouver. This art installation features treasures and memorabilia gathered by Rosemary Georgeson from local families involved in the fishing industry. Rosemary’s Women In Fish Walking Tour culminates at the reception on Saturday, see 11:30am for details. Viewing hours: Tuesday to Thursday, Oct 29 to 31, 9:30am – 5pm. Everyone welcome. Free