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Eel Trap – Outdoor Installation
23 August 2019 @ 9:00 am – 31 August 2019 @ 5:00 pmFree
“Rivers signify tribal boundaries, gatherings for corroboree, life, not only for humans but for all living creatures” – Maree Clarke.
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 reeds and grasses 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 we use Indigenous knowledge, science and art to continue our fight towards a sustainable future. The installation will be created by Mahoney and Clarke and the local community, and will then be released into the Maribyrnong River. Members of the general public are invited to join the artists in free weaving workshops to build Eel Trap.
31 July – 21 August
Community weaving workshops: open Wednesday to Friday 11am–3pm, and Saturday 1pm–3pm.
23 – 31 August
Eel Trap viewing in Maribyrnong River: Outdoor installation, accessible everyday at all times.