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By Author: Dr Scott Mitchell

Recycling off the beach: Aboriginal artists and ghost net at Pormpuraaw

Aboriginal communities in the Gulf of Carpentaria and Torres Strait are taking the lead in dealing with ghost nets

By: Dr Scott Mitchell, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 30 Jul 2015

The Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Aboriginal shellworkers of La Perouse

La Perouse Aboriginal shell artists Esme Timbey and Marylin Russel keep alive a contemporary craft.

By: Dr Scott Mitchell, Category: Science, Date: 01 Jun 2015

Triple Beizam Hammerhead Shark Headdress: An interview with Ken Thaiday

Torres Strait artist Ken Thaiday talks about what his work and his totem, the hammerhead shark means to him.

By: Dr Scott Mitchell, Category: Science, Date: 18 Mar 2015

Animating ghost net art: Dauma and Garom

Can art animate children when children animate art? A new film from the Torres Strait shows it can.

By: Dr Scott Mitchell, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 13 Feb 2015

Australia Day and the war canoe

The first national Australia Day was held 100 years ago and involved, among other things, a war canoe from the Solomon Islands.

By: Dr Scott Mitchell, Category: explore, Date: 19 Jan 2015

Outside the comfort zone: Energy consumption and museums

Australia’s big museums and art galleries each use as much energy as a small country town. How long can we afford, let alone justify that?

By: Dr Scott Mitchell, Category: At The Museum, Date: 02 Jan 2014

Ghost Net Art: Globally Connected - Plastics in the Marine Environment

Our backyard is all the oceans of the world, and it's filling up with junk.

By: Dr Scott Mitchell, Category: Science, Date: 04 Dec 2013

Ghost Net Art: The Story of Dauma and Garom

The day had started normally enough, sitting around the artists’ table at the Erub Erwer Meta art centre on Darnley Island...

By: Dr Scott Mitchell, Category: Science, Date: 27 Nov 2013

Ghost Net Art: Stopping the Slaughter

Imagine a mindless killing machine half the size of Botany Bay. It's not science fiction but reality for some places in the Torres Strait.

By: Dr Scott Mitchell, Category: Science, Date: 27 Nov 2013