From washed up to spruced up

Artist Lynnette Griffiths (left), 53, who is also Erub Art Development and exhibitions manager, helping to set up the jellyfish exhibition at the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) yesterday. She and weaver Marion Gaemers, 57, have collaborated with ot
Artist Lynnette Griffiths (above).ST PHOTOS: JOYCE FANG
Artist Lynnette Griffiths (left), 53, who is also Erub Art Development and exhibitions manager, helping to set up the jellyfish exhibition at the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) yesterday. She and weaver Marion Gaemers, 57, have collaborated with ot
ST PHOTOS: JOYCE FANG

Artist Lynnette Griffiths , 53, who is also Erub Art Development and exhibitions manager, helping to set up the jellyfish exhibition at the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) yesterday.

She and weaver Marion Gaemers, 57, have collaborated with other Erub artists to bring Ghost Nets Of The Ocean - Au Karem Ira Lamar Lu to Singapore. Using shipping rope and nets washed up on beaches, they have transformed the marine debris into spectacular art installations featuring precious marine life such as the giant turtle Emarr ToTol and the hammerhead shark Irawpaup.

The ACM, in collaboration with the Australian High Commission in Singapore, is presenting this exhibition to raise awareness for ocean pollution and marine conservation. It will be held at the museum from next Thursday to August 6, and admission is free.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 27, 2017, with the headline 'From washed up to spruced up'. Print Edition | Subscribe