Marine Debris Art Project

The workshop is underway and the artsists from Yalata and Ceduna are working on small sculptural pieces while the frame for the major work, a 3 meter whale, is under construction.

The Whale's tail outlined in fencing wire on the workshop floor.
The Whale's tail outlined in fencing wire on the workshop floor.
All this rubbish was collected from the beaches of the Great Australian Bight except for the nets which were sourced from local fishers.
All this rubbish was collected from the beaches of the Great Australian Bight except for the nets which were sourced from local fishers.
Josephine Lennon is the Workshop Assistant on this project and is learning the process so she can run future workshps at the Art Centre.
Josephine Lennon is the Workshop Assistant on this project and is learning the process so she can run future workshps at the Art Centre.
Josephine working on the tail structure for the whale.
Josephine working on the tail structure for the whale.
Marcia Alsop
Marcia Alsop
Marine Debris Workshop
Ceduna Artists and arts workers with Jidarah the Whale
Ceduna Artists and arts workers with Jidarah the Whale
Day one in the workshop. Everybody learning new art skills.
Day one in the workshop. Everybody learning new art skills.
Yalata artists who collected the marine debris during the beach clean up near the Head of the Bight, discuss the design for a marine debris man sculpture.
Yalata artists who collected the marine debris during the beach clean up near the Head of the Bight, discuss the design for a marine debris man sculpture.
This is a Fish made from rubbish collected on the beaches west of Ceduna in the Great Australian Bight by the Rangers from Natural Resources Alinytjara Wilurara based at Yalata.
This is a Fish made from rubbish collected on the beaches west of Ceduna in the Great Australian Bight by the Rangers from Natural Resources Alinytjara Wilurara based at Yalata.
Verna Lawrie
Verna Lawrie
Yalata artists working with some of the rope that washed up on the beaches.
Yalata artists working with some of the rope that washed up on the beaches.
Estelle Miller is making this snapper from driftwood, floating nylon string and a washed up brush.
Estelle Miller is making this snapper from driftwood, floating nylon string and a washed up brush.
The Whale skeleton has been completed and tomorrow the skin will start to go on. This monster whale has been made to fit through the doors of the Art Space Gallery at the Adleaide Festival Centre where it will be shown at the Our Mob Exhibition from October 24. Ashley Sansbury relaxes in the background after a hard day in the chicken wire!
The Whale skeleton has been completed and tomorrow the skin will start to go on. This monster whale has been made to fit through the doors of the Art Space Gallery at the Adleaide Festival Centre where it will be shown at the Our Mob Exhibition from October 24. Ashley Sansbury relaxes in the background after a hard day in the chicken wire!

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