EVENTS

The Top End is host to a wide range of incredible, world-class, unique events. Laugh along with the locals at quirky events distinctive to the Top End, honour Aboriginal culture at indigenous celebrations in remote communities or revel in major sporting events such as the V8 Supercars, Australian SuperBikes, Rugby League and Darwin Cup Carnival. You will find all you need to know about Top End festivals events listed here such as Darwin Festival, Italian Festival, Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, Greek Glenti, Garma Festival and the Finke Desert Race and many more.



Mukulubena (Beautiful) Baskets from the Groote Eylandt Ghost Net Weavers

Tuesday 21 November - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

 

Approximately 640 tonnes of discarded fishing equipment known as 'ghost gear' is abandoned in our oceans worldwide every year. Large amounts of these nets are found and removed from the remote beaches and seas by local rangers on Groote Eylandt in the Gulf of Carpenteria, often with entrapped and endangered animals found within them, dead and alive.

Warnindilyakwa women have been preventing these nets from becoming landfill or releasing poisonous greenhouse gases when they are burnt. They weave them into unique baskets using bush dyed and recycled fabric, to utilise this environmental threat in a creative way and to share the story of this ecological issue.
 
Join them for morning tea in the gallery on
Tuesday the 21st November at 11am
to meet the artists from Anindilyakwa Arts.

More Information>>>

 

Event Days and Times

Tuesday 21 November - Wednesday 20 December, 2017, Monday - Friday 9.00am - 4.00pm
Saturday and Sunday 9.00am - 3.00pm

Cost

Free Entry

Location

At Aboriginal Bush Traders

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