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  • Marine artwork: trash to treasure

    Written by admin on 19/09/2018 Categories: 南京夜网

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    The sculpture is part of a series of works facilitated by the Ghost Net art project, a group that works with artists and communities to create art out of “ghost nets”and other rubbish collected from water and coastlines.

    A lot of the debris that is beingused in this second ghost net sculpture comes from the left overs of Jidirah, and the idea for the blue swimmer crab was born out of the colours of the remaining debris.

    The Natural Resources ManagementAlinytjara Wilurara (NRMAW) hasonce again been working with the people from Yalata along the coastlines near the Bight to collect debris to be used in the sculpture.

    Ghost Net art project art directorSue Ryan said theproject hadbeen in the works ever since the sculpting of Jidirah the whale. The Ghost Net team were supposed to return to work on the project last year, but a change inco-ordinator for the arts and culture centre made organising difficult, so it was postponed until now.

    “We’ve been working with marine debris since 2009 going to different communities and working with artists to do collaborative projects and often quite large sculptures,” Ms Ryan said.

    “Doing this sort of things gets artists together and they learn new skills. When the objects are exhibited that helps raise awareness of marine debris as well.

    “There’s been a lot of interest from galleries and the public and I think people just love looking at it and playing with it. It looks like rubbish –and it is rubbish –but when we start working with it people start to see it differently.”She said that she enjoys working with local artists to turn something negative into something beautiful and positive.

    “It’s funny at the start people say that it’s just a whole lot of junk and wonder what we’re going to do with it and then when they see the finished project the say ‘wow, look at the colours’.

    “When you do that it’s really reaching the public because people don’t want to hear about doom and gloom so if you present it in a positive way it’s really engaging.”

    Ms Ryan is working with artists from the centre including Collette Gray and Jamie Newchurch, along with commissioned artist KarenHethey and project manager Kristen Bobyk.

    The blue swimmer crab is expected to be displayed at the Our Mob exhibition in Adelaide, and will potentially be shown in other galleries in the future.

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