Marine Debris 2016 – Guldamara (Blue Swimmer Crab)

The second Marine Debris workshop hosted at Arts Ceduna in 2016 brought forth an impressive 4 x 4 meter blue swimmer crab titled Guldamara. Twelve artists and volunteers created this artefact with facilitators Sue Ryan and Karen Hethey at Arts Ceduna. Guldamara’s frame was created from wire and bamboo, followed by layers of marine debris materials and fibres that were handstitched onto the frame. Natural Resources Alinytjara Wilurara, Ghostnets Art Project and Country Arts SA partnered with Arts Ceduna in the creation of this artefact that was completed in twenty working days. Guldamara has been displayed at Tandanya, Country Arts SA in Port Adelaide, Tarnanthi festival in Adelaide and lastly at the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) based in Adelaide. as   This project was generously supported by Country Arts SA, Natural Resources Alinytljara Wiluṟara and Ghostnets Project.

The exhibition in Switzerland will be in a museum not a gallery and is called Fondation Arnaud ( It is planned from December 1st (opening November 30th), 2017 until May 20th, 2018. The title of the exhibition is “Country of the Dreaming” or “Territoire du Rêve” in French.

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