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REEFstARTZ Workshop

September 3, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

| $50 - $70

At this workshop we will learn how to turn marine debris and found materials into fabulous art under the guidance of Cecille Williams.

This will be a hands-on, make and experiment workshop, where we will explore different possibilities of working with interesting ready made art materials found washed up on our local beach…ready to use!

No prior experience in making is necessary but all making skills will be embraced!

Please bring along a bag full of materials you would like to work with that you have found or collected from the beach. These could include beach ropes, nets, plastics of all kinds, toys, thongs, assorted objects, plastic bottles of all shapes and sizes, lids etc.

In fact get your friends and co-workers involved by printing and posting the A4 sized linked poster please.

Please note that it is not politically correct to remove shells from the beach and art work made from shells will not be accepted in the REEFstARTZ competition.  Besides this is about making art from man made materials!

Depending on what you have to work with you may need different tools but to be prepared please bring any of the following tools you can:

  • Drill and small drill bits
  • Thin wire, wire cutters, pliers
  • Scissors, stanley knife & cutting mat
  • Coping saw or small saw
  • wool, large steel  or tapestry needle
  • sharp strong scissors or knife
  • Small cable ties or fishing line,
  • rope….. though mostly you can find rope on the beach

Be sure to also bring your lunch, snacks and drinks.

About Cecile Williams

West Australian artist Cecile Williams is committed to using art for social change. she has focused on using a wide array recycled materials, washed up plastics and fishing net, as her primary source of art materials. Using flotsam found on beaches to convey her ‘stories’ from Christmas Island, its history and the community, Cecile’s 2010 exhibition was CONTAINED as part of  Perth International Arts Festival.

Cecile has now turned her attention to ghostnet – unlawfully discarded/cut or lost fishing net left adrift in our oceans. She has worked extensively with GhostNets Australia as an artist in remote communities, transforming the ghostnet debris into ‘stories and concepts’ that can be fashioned into artworks, whilst working alongside remote indigenous artists to develop new techniques and avenues for showing their work.

Cecile created a body of her own ghostnet  artworks through her last solo exhibition TRAPPED in 2015 at Gallery Central, Perth.

Trapped raised consciousness about the extensive environmental impact of ghostnets arriving on our beaches.

The artworks where made predominantly from ghostnet sourced from the hot spots on remote beaches in the communities of Cape York, Torres Strait and the Northern Territory. Marine debris from her local beach, near Denmark in the southwest of Western Australia, are incorporated into the work.

Through these sculptural forms, Cecile shares stories, relationships and ideas from her travels, work and residencies within these coastal communities. The exhibition follows three years spent documenting, researching and exploring this material and the themes and questions it raises.

Special thanks to our sponsors FMG%20Landscape%20Logo


September 3, 2016
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
$50 - $70


HARTZ (Hedland Arts Council)
McKay Street
Port Hedland, Western Australia 6721 Australia
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0418 930 453