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The COLLECTIVE

Growing up along the coast these women are invested in the environmental issues of their regions. Through the ghost net art movement they have strengthened their practice and together are creating sculptural works and developing educational materials for use in schools and the wider community.

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Lynnette Griffiths

Artist

Holds degrees in visual arts (graphic design), secondary teaching (Art) and post graduate degree in Ceramics. For the last 25 years Lynnette has worked between Cairns and the Torres Strait, predominantly with Indigenous artists, finding inspiration in the social networks of family and community life.
From an ancestral heritage of furriers and ropemakers she is circling back to traditional methods of making, using materials from the marine environment as metaphor for social and environmental comment.

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Marion Gaemers

Artist

Holding a degree in fine arts and a post graduate degree in material anthropology focusing on traditional basketry techniques Marion describes herself as a basket maker. For her it is important that traditional skills are kept alive while she adapts, incorporates and manipulates manmade recycled materials into her work.

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Sally Donald

Education

Art educator and artist who works in Far North Queensland, Sally is interested in expanding mainstream connections to First Nations perspectives in the arts through all areas of education. She has contributed to the Cairns Indigenous Arts Fair (CIAF) educational packages, worked with First Nations artists and believes in the power of art and education to provide future solutions to our environmental issues.

Exhibitions & Collections

Marion and Lynnette have exhibited in Singapore, Monaco, Switzerland, France and London with other artists. They have been selected in multiple outdoor sculpture exhibitions including Sculpture by the Sea, Strand Ephemera, Esplanart and Sculpture Botanica. Their work is held in public and private collections in Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australian National Maritime Museum, Australian National Museum, Musee d’enthnographe de Geneva MEG, Le Harvre Museum France, Museo Sa Bassa Blanca Majorcia, Spain. Perc Tucker Regional Gallery.

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