Artist: Fred Joe
Size / Medium:75 x 56cm – Monoprint
Title: Strike ( Zagthe aw maig)
The Maritime strike began in 1936, this strike was about the under payed worker, that government took advantage, The protection act was in place removal of our people and under rated worker The word was used to pass by an boat named Wakaidnah the skipper was (Athe)Walter Mairu, who travel around each island Telling that there was a strike on and everyone need to stop working, because of the treatment that was given to us back then. Eventually the first Island Council was formed back in august 23 1937. The images on the print are reflected on the Maritime Strike that took place in 1937, when you reflect back and think how the word traveled to each Island, That created the maritime Strike.
Art Centre notes: Image size: 76 x 56cm
The artwork is a ‘pochoir’ print, or monoprint, printed on BFK Rives paper. 100% cotton rag with strong archival properties. The print covers the paper from edge to edge.