Article - A fish sculpture made from trout flies?

Can you imagine a fish sculpture made from Trout Flies??

Well Australian artist Linton Meagher has done exactly that using our own trout flies :)

Announcing an art exhibition with a difference - and one sure to excite anyone keen on game sports.

'Pursuits: The MacNab Challenge' is inspired by the book John MacNab by John Buchan in which the protagonist has to catch a salmon on the fly, bag a brace of grouse and stalk a stag in a single day.

Sydney-born artist, Linton Meagher (pron.'Marr') uses materials taken out of their usual context and presented in innovative and surprising ways; spent shotgun cartridges depict game birds in flight and fishing flies are used to create salmon and trout arcing upstream, among many such things.

Pursuits: The MacNab Challenge opens at Gallery 8, Duke Street St James, London, on Monday 21 October until Sunday 27 October 2013.

The exhibition is hosted by art curators COMODAA. Based in Sydney and London, COMODAA's remit is to introduce Australian contemporary art to markets beyond its borders, showcasing to the world that Australian art is more than what is widely believed to be indigenous work. In 2014, COMODAA aims to reciprocate the initiative and introduce British contemporary art down under.

For enquiries about the works and further details about the forthcoming exhibition including invitations to the private view, please contact Toby White at or call on +44 (0)7790 005 416.

Golden Dabbler – splashing rainbow trout

Pearly Invicta – Brown trout

Gill Roy – large salmon

Montana Standard – twisting rainbow trout

Dunkeld Wet – leaping rainbow trout

General Practitioner – salmon pushing upstream