Ghost net art

As part of their Coral Coast display, Queensland Museum have included an innovative exhibit of artwork of a reef bommie, created as a joint cleanup in June 2013 between Ghost Nets Australia, Tangaroa Blue, Mapppn Land and Sea Rangers and Conservation Volunteers Australia. Over 3 tonnes of marine debris was collected from 11 km of coast, and community members and indigenous fibre artists have created a work that highlights unsustainable fishing practices which “rubbish” the oceans, The jellyfish were created by Aly de Groot from disguarded fishing line.

The Ghost Net Art is held in collections of the British Museum, National Gallery of Australia, Queensland Art Gallery and University of Queensland Art Museum. The artwork generates income for remote communities and raises awareness of the ghost net issue.

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