Marion Gaemers, Australia, born 1958, Sydney, Coral panel, 2017, Townsville, Queensland, recycled discarded fishing nets, rubber, metal armature, dimensions variable; Courtesy the artist and Erub Arts, photo: Lynnette GriffithsArts, photo: Lynnette Griffiths

THE STUDIO

Open daily 10am-5pm from Saturday 30 September 
All ages | Free


The Studio relaunches for TARNANTHI. Visitors will find themselves immersed in woven sculptures made by artists from Erub Arts on Erub Darnley Island in the Torres Strait Islands using ghost nets (abandoned fishing nets). Magnificent sea sculptures fashioned from ghost nets, ocean debris and recycled plastics representing fish, turtles, sharks and jellyfish have been masterfully crafted by these dedicated artists.

Ghost Nets of the Ocean shares the artists’ concern for the loss of marine life and environmental damage caused by rogue nets. Importantly this project helps to raise awareness of the devastation that ghost nets cause.
Schools are offered exclusive access during the week. Visit the Learning page for booking details.

Saturday 27 January, 10am – 1pm
Ghost Nets of the Ocean: Erub Arts Masterclass

Join artists from Erub Island for an intensive half day masterclass that delves into the techniques of felting, weaving, binding and coiling transforming ghost nets to create your own spectacular marine inspired sculptures.
Cost $60
Where Function Room
Bookings Essential  BOOK NOW 
Enquiries T 08 8207 7035 E public.programs@artgallery.sa.gov.au

Sunday 28 January, 10am – 1pm 
Family & Friends Erub Weaving Workshop
Pop into the Studio to meet Erub artists on the last day of TARNANTHI for a weaving workshop finale. Transform materials into imaginative tiny turtles that respond to Ghost Nets of the Ocean.
Cost Free
Where The Studio

Proudly presented by the James and Diana Ramsay Foundation


Image: Marion Gaemers, Australia, born 1958, Sydney, Coral panel, 2017, Townsville, Queensland, recycled discarded fishing nets, rubber, metal armature, dimensions variable; Courtesy the artist and Erub Arts, photo: Lynnette Griffiths