"As Newfoundland took shape as a populated land, upwards of a thousand outports grew in helter-skelter fashion, their inhabitants constrained only by the necessity of access to fishing grounds and to a bit of waterfront space. These carved communities, so in tune with the bumps and dips of land, are still easy enough to find in Newfoundland outports but with changing economies and expectations, are steadily being supplanted by new, more modern community plans. We will rely on our memory to comprehend the situations as they were. Mrs. Frere's pastels give aid to our memories and our mind's eye to recall those sterling characteristics of the Fogo Island and Change Islands outports that we should not allow to become mere nostalgia."

- Dr. Leslie Harris