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Paper Planes – A Scotland – Newfoundland Journey

Opening: February 14, 5:30PM
Paper Planes | February 14 – 20, 2020
Craft Council Gallery

Caithness artist, Joanne B Kaar has been inspired by events reported in the John O’Groat Journal 100 years ago, when daring aviators, Harry G Hawker and Commander K Mackenzie Grieve, left St. John’s Newfoundland, attempting to cross the Atlantic non-stop. Engine problems resulted in them ditching in the Atlantic. Rescued, they were brought to Scrabster, Caithness, in the north of Scotland, where a crowd had gathered to welcome them. They received the Cross of the Royal Air Force.

In celebration of these aviators and the warm reception they received, Scotland and Newfoundland will once again be connected for a Paper Aeroplane Exchange, all paper planes sent to Newfoundland from Scotland will be exhibited at the Craft Council Newfoundland and Labrador gallery in St. John’s
The opening reception will feature the dancing of Newfoundhighland with Zach Dwyer on Pipes and Nicole Fahner performing!
Involved organizations:
Admiralty House Communications Museum | Trinity Historical Society Inc. | Project Kindness | Castlehill Heritage Centre | Wick Heritage Centre | Strathnaver Museum | The Old Cottage Hospital

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