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Ghost Net Art from Darnley Island (Erub)
The museum has several works in our collection which are wonderful examples of how environmentally destructive materials are being recycled into amazing works of art.
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
Ghost net art: Work nears completion
Since our departure from Darnley Island in late May, the artists at Erub Erwer Meta have been busy making ghost net works for the museum.
Ghost net art: Not just net and rope...
Seeing the large amounts of fishing net and rope at Erub Erwer Meta, I was surprised that they could be turned into such beautiful things.
Ghost net art: Work begins at Erub Erwer Meta
Our second day on Darnley Island saw the beginning stages of construction for Garom the rock cod.
Ghost net art: Arrival on Darnley Island
My colleague Scott Mitchell and I recently visited Darnley Island, also known as Erub, in the far eastern Torres Strait Islands (TSI).
Ghost Net art: Sculptures now on display
Our amazing new ghost net sculptures, Dauma and Garom, are now on display in our Indigenous Australians gallery.
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...
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.