Created by Boon Wurrung artist, Mitch Mahoney and Mutti Mutti 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: Wednesday 31 July – Saturday 31 August
Artist Build: Wednesday 24 July – Wednesday 31 July
Opening/River Launch: Friday 23 August, 6pm – 8pm
31 July – 21 August
Wednesdays to Fridays, 11am – 3pm
Saturdays, 1pm – 3pm
Please contact FCAC Reception on 9362 8888 or email@example.com to register your interest in participating in the community workshops.
Eel Trap is supported by City West Water, Creative Victoria and Agilent and 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.