Casa Manuel Teixeira Gomes opens «A Sea of Arts»

Casa Manuel Teixeira Gomes opens «A Sea of Arts»

Comprising photographs and an array of fishing objects, the exhibition opens this Sunday in Portimão.

Casa Manuel Teixeira Gomes, in Portimão, is preparing to open this Sunday, October 9, at 16:00, «Um Mar de Artes». The exhibition showcases fishing gear used in the municipality and tells the tale of their practices, people and gestures.

Bringing together photography and various objects, the exhibition crosses the past with the present and is divided into two spaces at Casa Manuel Teixeira Gomes.

In the large room, the theme is industrial sardine fishing, between the 1950s and the present, from galleons to trawlers, going out to sea and returning with their catch for the fish market.

In the small room, the exhibition takes a more contemporary look at artisanal fishing, featuring collections mainly from Alvor, centred on land work and gear preparation.

Different points of view are grouped in the exhibition, such as those of Júlio Bernardo in photography, Michel Giacometti in the making of the film «Alar da Rede» («Letting out the Nets»), and the photographic collection prepared by the Portimão Museum.

Mário Galhardo also collaborated, taking a team from the Portimão Museum on a trip aboard his trawler «Mário Luís» in 2019. The exhibition also came together thanks to Portipesca, which provided a model of one of the vessels, the Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Alvor, which lent several boat models, and the artisanal fishing community of Alvor.

The exhibition “Um Mar de Artes” will be on display until November 20, from Monday to Friday, from 09:30 to 12:30 and from 14:30 to 16:30.