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Scrimshander

The marine art of Gary Tonkin

by Bruce Stannard


Posted: April 05, 2012
Tags: Scrimshander, scrimshaw, Bruce Stannard, whaling

Scrimshander spreadGary Tonkin is an Australian Scrimshander regarded by many as among  the best in the world. In this article by Australian maritime journalist Bruce Stannard, we examine the development of his skills against the backdrop of historical scrimshaw and whaling, and recount the stories told in his art.