WELCOME TO THE GHOST NET COLLECTIVE
Ocean-centric arts practice with a recycling,
educational and global philosophy.
A cross cultural group dedicated to collaboration, sharing and raising awareness of ocean pollution by creating educational tools and making art from abandoned beach rope and fishing gear.
CONSERVATION - caring for land and sea by utilising destructive material.
COMMUNITY connection through collective & personal stories - reflections of diversity.
EDUCATION by creating a community of makers, educating for change and raising awareness
PERSONAL CONNECTION to landscape - individuals matter
CRAFTSMANSHIP IN COLLABORATION - Community of makers
CROSS CULTURAL linkages - bringing people together through workshops
Lynnette Griffiths & Marion Gaemers
CATEGORY WINNERS 2023
International Design Award – Australia and the Pacific
(Source: Keiran James | Rockpool Productions)
Birth of the Babel Fish 2023
Lynnette Griffiths and Marion Gaemers
Materials: Ghost net, reclaimed rope, fishing gear
‘Ghost Net Art’ - Art made from abandoned industrial fishing nets and associated debris.
The Australian Ghost Net art movement began in 2009 and had its origins and practice in collaborations between Indigenous and non-indigenous artists, working together to achieve common goals that recognise and celebrate cultural diversity.
Lynnette Griffiths and Marion Gaemers have embraced this philosophy as being central to their practice forming the GHOST NET COLLECTIVE in 2020. A space where they can collaborate and work together to produce large-scale works and immersive installations that are at the forefront of the global ghost net artistic movement. The Collective allows them to work by themselves, together and to invite other artists to work on cross-cultural collaborations. Authorship and recognition is identified for each project.
Always sharing knowledge, they have found ways to include others in their art projects. Recent projects have allowed their expansion into education and Art Education Specialist, Sally Donald, is working to develop materials for teachers & craft practitioners. The aim is to educate, be inclusive and grow a community of people interested in visually representing ocean conservation.
Ghost Net Collective workshops are for people who want to, learn, collaborate and contribute their work to a large scale piece or installation. The workshops revolve around large projects for exhibition and festivals. Each workshop is individually designed for a specific project with peoples skill levels in mind.
EXHIBITIONS & PROJECTS
The Ghost Net Collective connects and maintains a cross-cultural community of makers from within Australia and Internationally through online workshops and educational resources. Participants and artists become part of the Ghost Net Collective family helping to make pieces that lead to successful large-scale public artworks and installations for events and museums.