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Eel Trap

Created by Boon Wurrung artist, Mitch Mahoney and Mutti Mutti/Yorta Yorta and Boon Wurrung/Wemba Wemba artist Maree Clarke, Eel Trap is a 10-metre installation made of biodegradable materials on the Maribyrnong River.

Inspired by traditional Aboriginal eel traps and made of river reeds from the local area, this installation is an example of how we might use Indigenous knowledge, science and art to continue our fight towards a sustainable future. The installation will be created by Mahoney, Clarke and the local community and then released into the Maribyrnong River.

Members of the general public are invited to join the artists in free weaving workshops to build Eel Trap. See below for workshop information.

EXHIBITION: Thursday 25 July – Saturday 31 August
OPENING/RIVER LAUNCH: Friday 23 August, 6pm – 8pm
COST: Free
31 July – 21 August.
Wednesdays to Friday, 11am – 3pm.
Saturdays, 1pm – 3pm.


Presented in partnership with Science Gallery Melbourne as part of 2019 season, DISPOSABLE. Science Gallery Melbourne is part of the Global Science Gallery network pioneered by Trinity College Dublin.








-IMAGE: Image by Maree Clarke.

Date & Times
  • EXHIBITION: Thursday 25 July – Saturday 31 August
    OPENING/RIVER LAUNCH: Friday 23 August, 6pm – 8pm
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