Making Fish Petty Harbour
by Ginok Song
Petty Harbour town building
35 Main Road, Petty Harbour
This mural was created by artist Ginok Song and commissioned by the Town of Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove. It pays homage to the women who worked in the inshore fishery, using archival pictures of Petty Harbour as reference material. The artist wanted to focus in on the women's work, which included cleaning and drying the fish. The star on the woman at the forefront represents their exact location in the harbour at that time. Viewers can imagine themselves in the time and space.
Ginok Song is a Korean-Canadian visual artist. Ginok (gin-oak) grew up in the city of Pusan, South Korea. She decided to pursue her interest in art professionally in 1992, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a major in Painting at Pusan National University, South Korea in 1998. After meeting the love of her life, she moved to St. John’s, NL in 2000. Ginok continues to make art, exhibiting throughout the province.