Festival news

Flotsam and Jetsum - rubbish to art

July 6, 2019

The annual Latitude Gallery ‘Flotsam and Jetsam’ artc ompetition this year had the “Houtman 400” as a major theme and prize category.

A team of some twenty volunteers spent a weekend collecting rubbish from the Houtman Abrolhos Islands which when brought back to theGeraldton fishermen’s Harbour was ravenously picked over by local artists  - and some from further afield – to turn into works of art.

And did they ever! The creations – some 124 in all – were brilliantly conceived and executed, as the images will illustrate.

Our thanks to Pia Boschetti – the girl who grows the pearls– for once again – the 8th time – creating and sponsoring this event, and with her fantastic Latitude Gallery team linking to the Houtman 400theme!

collecting marine rubbish Houtman Abrolhos islands