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Ghost Net art: Sculptures now on display

By: Ms Rebecca Fisher, Category: Science, Date: 13 Dec 2013

Our amazing new ghost net sculptures, Dauma and Garom, are now on display in our Indigenous Australians gallery.

Ghost Net art: Sculptures now on display #4

Rebecca Fisher © Australian Museum

Come and see these fantastic works, made earlier this year by artists at Erub Erwer Meta (Darnley Island Arts Centre) in the Torres Strait.

This has been an amazing project to be involved with. Visiting the art centre on Darnley Island back in May, and seeing the first stages of construction on Dauma and Garom, was a real highlight. To now see the finished works on display in the gallery is very exciting.

It is inspiring to think that some of the faded, bulky and unnattractive net and rope that we saw draped over railings and fences at the art centre, has now been turned into four stunning ghost net works that are part of the Australian Museums permanent collection. They are wonderful examples of what can be achieved when people are passionate about the environment around them, and want to contribute to protecting it.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our ghost net acquisition project, including the artists and staff at Erub Erwer Meta, the Darnley Island community, and the Australian Museum Foundation and Patricia M Porritt Bequest.