Ghost net sculptures from Pormpuraaw

On loan from Pormpuraaw Art & Cultural Centre through FireWorks Gallery, Brisbane | 30 Jun to 13 Aug 2023

Ghost net sculptures from Pormpuraaw
Steven Kepper | Octopus | 2016 | ghost net, plastic trellis and wire | 27 x 266 x 54cm | Image courtesy of the artist and Pormpuraaw Art & Culture Centre

Ghost net sculptures from Pormpuraaw (on the west coast of Cape York Peninsula) by Christine Holroyd, Christine Yantumba, Michael Norman, Mylene Holroyd, Steven Kepper and Syd Bruce Shortjoe. These artworks utilise recycled materials, in particular nets that have been dumped by commercial fishing boats, causing significant environmental harm. Four of these works were exhibited in Australia/ Defending the Oceans: Ghost Net Sculptures at The Paris Aquarium and the United Nations in Geneva in 2017.

LocationEventDate and timeRegistration
Caloundra Regional GalleryLaunchThursday 29 June, 6-8pmRegister
Caloundra Regional GalleryExhibition30 June to 13 August 2023Not required


This project is supported by the Pormpuraaw Art & Culture Centre and FireWorks Gallery, Brisbane.

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