visual artist - textiles - sculpture
visual artist - textiles - sculpture

Ghostnets

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Collecting
St Pauls Arts Centre
St Pauls Art Centre
Angela 'Mahnah' Torenbeek
Mahnah and Ilka
Margaret Levi Stitching
Veronica stitches the dinghy
Making Flying Fish
Flying Fish Workshop
Puppet Show
Puppeteers in action
St Pauls Musicians
Island and Reef
Flying Fish
Kids Behind Screen
Dinghy over the Reef
Shark In Net
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Collecting

Collecting nets and beach rubbish for making puppets.

Karen Hethey and I spent four weeks on Moa Island drawing together people’s real life experiences of seeing the damage ghost nets do to sea creatures, turtles, dugongs, coral reef and mangroves and also the danger they present for people crossing between islands.
Materials were collected locally and puppets woven together in community workshops.

St Pauls Arts Centre

Moa Island, Torres Strait. 2010

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St Pauls Art Centre

Moa Island, Torres Strait. 2010

Angela 'Mahnah' Torenbeek

Making a turtle from ghost net
photo: Karen Hethey

Mahnah and Ilka

photo: Karen Hethey

Margaret Levi Stitching

Veronica stitches the dinghy

Making Flying Fish

Flying Fish Workshop

Puppet Show

The story was told using shadow puppet screen, narration, live music and full choir.
The audience sang and wept their way through the story of a young fisherman’s encounters with ghost nets, performed by around 65 local musicians, singers and puppeteers of all ages.

Puppeteers in action

St Pauls Musicians

Island and Reef

Flying Fish

Kids Behind Screen

Dinghy over the Reef

Shark In Net

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