Art : Aboriginal
Origine : Erub Arts
Dimensions : 290 x 100 x 130 cm
Medium : Ghostnet
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N° : 3732

This 'Beizam' ('shark' in Meriam, an Aboriginal language) represents the horror of death and destruction caused by abandoned fishing nets in the Torres Strait region of Australia. It was created by sewing salvaged fishing nets, or 'ghost nets', which drift aimlessly, often killing marine animals in their path. The "ghost nets" art movement raises awareness of the global problem of ocean pollution. This is a collective work by the Erub Arts community on Darnley Island in the Torres Strait.

Concept, design and construction by Erub Arts, art director Lynnette Griffiths. Head and tail framing by Jimmy J Thaiday and Solomon Charlie, all felted pieces by Ethel Charlie, Florence Gutchen, Lavinia Ketchell, Diann Lui, Nancy Naawi, Racy Oui-Pitt and Ellarose Savage. Small circles and tail felting by Jimmy K Thaiday. Suspension system by Ralph Griffiths, hanging by Jimmy K Thaiday, Marion Gaemers.

© "Beizam" by Erub Arts & Lynnette Griffiths © Arts d'Australie • Stéphane Jacob