A disaster is occurring in the seas of northeastern Australia. Driven by ocean currents, abandoned fishing nets are accumulating in the Gulf of Carpentaria and the Torres Strait, not far from the Great Barrier Reef. The works in this exhibition celebrate the central importance of the ocean to human life, and respond to its current threats. Artists in Pormpuraaw are making sculptures from the detritus of the commercial fishing industry, both to reuse the materials and to raise awareness about its damaging consequences.
Opening times 7.30 am - 8 pm
Wednesday, 08 November, 2017 - Friday, 12 January, 2018
Price Free entrance