Erub Arts

A: Erub Island, Qld

P: +61 7 4090 0827



Facebook: Erub Arts – Darnley Island

Instagram: @erubarts

ERUB ARTS is internationally acclaimed for producing its signature ghost net sculptures. Its artists have a reputation for exhibiting and collaborating in a cross-cultural context as they strive to raise awareness around ocean pollution.

Erub (Darnley Island) is a tropical volcanic island located 160km north of Cape York in the Torres Strait. The Centre’s artists draw inspiration from their identity and connection to family totems through stories about their island and sea. Works in ghost net, ceramics, screen-printing and lino cuts are held in national and international collections.

Travel to Erub is usually made from Cairns, via Horn Island where you board a light aircraft for one of the most scenic ocean view flights dotted with opalised reefs and tropical coral cays and islands. All visitors must seek permission to visit and this is best done through the Art Centre.

Artists include:

Ethel Charlie, Emma Gela, Florence Gutchen, Lavinia Ketchell, Nancy Naawi, Racy Oui-Pitt, Ellarose Savage, Jimmy John Thaiday, Jimmy K Thaiday.

Commercial Gallery Partners:

NSW: Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney
UK: JGM Gallery, London
FRANCE: Galerie Arts D’ Australie, Paris

Image: Erub Arts collaboration, Bid Pakai 2019. Ghost Net, 215cm. Collection of Le Harvre Museum, France. Photo: Lynnette Griffiths. Courtesy: Erub Arts.


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