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#200Fish - The Book

#200Fish is an art project whose objective is to raise awareness of the biodiversity of the North Sea.

There are about 200 species of fish native to the North Sea. This project records their existence through works of art. Mindful of the threats to the marine environment, global warming, ocean acidification, pollution, over-fishing and so on, we invited a large number of artists each to pick one of the fish species and produce a painting, sculpture or other art-work therefrom.

The works, over 200 of them, have been gathered for a major exhibition in August / September 2018 at the new North Sea Observatory, Chapel Point, on the Lincolnshire coast.

This book is lavishly illustrated in full colour with the 256 artworks that the project generated (255 of fish and one mermaid). It also contains the pieces of text produced by the artists. They were invited to research their subjects, looking for scientific information and their fish's place in culture. Some have created poetry or song and there are a couple of recipes.

Digital images of all the artworks and also the artists' texts, can be viewed by clicking through the links on the Big Fish List.

How to buy the book

#200Fish - The Book will be published on 22nd August 2018.

The price is £20

Orders for the book received before 22nd August will be charged at just £20, postage free. Thereafter we will charge £2.50 for postage and packing.

You can pay by cash

or by cheque made payable to 'Friends of Lincolnshire Time and Tide Bell'. Post to Biff Vernon, Tithe Farm, Church End, North Somercotes, Louth, Lincolnshire. LN11 7PZ. Make sure you have included your postal address.

or by electronic transfer to Sort code: 089286 Account number: 04255990 including reference '200Fish' and ALSO send an email to biffvernon@gmail.com saying how many books you have ordered and your postal address.



Here's what the front and back covers look like.

You want to know what's in between the covers?

Then buy the book. And while you're at it how about buying a few more copies for your freinds and relations too. Remember that any profit we might make from book sales (should we cover the printing cost) will go into the Lincolnshire Time and Tide Bell CIC funds and be spent on further art projects. We don't have any paid staff, all the effort being done by volunteers. Thank you.

P.S. Can you spot the one fish out of 200 that is swimming the other way? Be like that fish.


Lincolnshire Time and Tide Bell Community Interest Company is a not-for profit organisation, registered at Companies House. Company Number 10934941