Netta Loogatha

Fish Net, 2020

57.5 x 76 cm

Acrylic on Arches paper


"There are lots of things that I remember to tell in stories and paintings. I am happy to show other people My Country and Culture. These fish nets were made from the native hibiscus fibre, which is very common on Bentinck Island. The fibre was stripped from the branches and soaked in the sand near a running water creek. After three to four weeks it was taken up, dried, and then processed into string, and finally woven into a fish net. These were then used to trap large sea animals such as dugongs and turtles."