Ghost Net Art

Learn how destructive fishing nets that are dumped at sea are being transformed into art to raise awareness about the marine environment, called ‘ghost net art’.

Learn more about this and view more artworks at the Australian Museum website and the Australian National Maritime Museum

Guiding classroom questions:

  • What inspires the Erub artists to turn ghost nets from ocean pollution into beautiful works of art?
  • How do these works showcase First Nations connections to the environment?
  • What is a ghost net art? What are some of the materials used to make ghost net art?

The Ghost Nets of Erub Arts

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Many of these resources and activities have been developed in consultation with NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) to ensure that the program meets NSW curriculum outcomes for Stages 3, 4 & 5.