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Incoming Tide – exhibition
September 22, 2022 @ 8:00 am - October 29, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
JGM Gallery is exhibiting Incoming Tide at its Battersea space, featuring works by Australia’s cross-cultural Ghost Net Collective.
The exhibition includes sculptures of familiar sea creatures, both predators and prey. Ranging from sharks and crocodiles to rays and sardines, the sculptures are woven from the mesh of recycled fishing nets (“Ghost Nets”), dumped in the ocean or set adrift in storms.
Incoming Tide follows the success of Caught in the Net (2019), JGM Gallery’s first exhibition in partnership with Erub Arts, a founding member of the Ghost Net Collective.
Jennifer Guerrini Maraldi, Director of JGM Gallery, says: “The artists have woven together their concerns for the environment with traditional seafaring stories from Aboriginal culture. They have used art to help understand and make sense of the world – our world – and of what is happening to the oceans.”
Lynnette Griffiths, Director of the Ghost Net Collective, says: “The incoming tide – which in Torres Strait Creole is tide ya kum untap nau (the tide comes on top now) – brings not only debris from elsewhere, but also fresh new water, symbolising a new beginning, whatever and however that might appear.”