Christine Yantumba 'Sea Turtle' Ghost Net Sculpture

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Ghost Net Sea Turtle Sculpture by Christine Yantumba, 2019.

Catalogue Number 253-19

13t by 39 L by 43 w

Christine has used ghost net to make her Sea Turtle . This sea creature is an important totem for our people and is celebrated in song and dance.

NorthSite is acting as an agent for Christine and Pormpuraaw Art Centre.


By creatively using ghost net, Indigenous artists have helped raise awareness both national and internationally of the devastating environmental impact of the nets in our oceans globally. Most of the ghost nets found on Australian coasts come from Thai, Vietnamese, South Korean and Chinese boats operating illegally in the Arafura Sea and Timoreses Sea. The Gulf of Carpentaria is a 'hotspot' because it supports many species of marine life and as such is a fertile fishing ground for small and large scale fishing enterprises.