Tin Fish


Alanna has been working with recycled metal since 1991 - upcycled tin cans into fish sculpture. Using recycled household waste to create sculpture, she redefines the art of recycling. Bean cans, catfood lids, and scrap copper roofing are among the materials found in her workshop.

Although formally trained as a potter, Alanna began exploring fish in a new media in response to a call for entry from the Museum of Civilization in 1991 for a weathervane competition. The first fish sculpture titled “Starkist Gold - t’ain’t no tuna here” attracted much attention and spawned a large body of work over the past 21 years.


Redefining the Art of Recycling - the work of Alanna Baird


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Whirligigs -Going with the Wind

Beaverbrook Art Gallery

Fredericton, NB

June - September 2012

Salmon Vortex - 3 Atlantic Salmon joyfully leaping free of the water.

Created for the 2013 Canadian National Sculpture Competition at Kingsbrae Gardens, St. Andrews, NB

Winner of First Prize

now included in their permanent collection on display in the sculpture garden.

Plenty of Fish

UNB Art Centre

Memorial Hall

UNB Fredericton, NB

March - April 2014

July 27 - 30, 2016

Fundy Artist’s Show

opening noon on Wed.

Daily 9 am to 8 pm Thursday through Saturday

location: Kingsbrae International Residence for the Arts, 130 Prince of Wales St., Saint Andrews, NB (formerly Hillcrest)

featuring my new work in copper, bronze, tin and print making

other artists include: Werner Arnold, Paula Cooper Bertke, Jantje Blokhuis-Mulder, Barbara Neilson, Simone Ritter, Andrea Mulder Slater, Morag Walsh

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