Ghost Nets of the Ocean

Asian Civilisations Musem
01 Jun 2017 - 06 Aug 2017
Admission is Free

Giant Turtle

Fish, turtles, squid, and jellyfish made from ocean debris, including abandoned fishing nets and recycled plastics, Ghost Nets of the Ocean is a spectacular marine-themed exhibition created by indigenous and non-indigenous artists from Erub Arts on Darnley Island, Torres Strait, Australia. These colourful woven sculptures, hanging suspended and dramatically lit throughout the gallery, show the peoples connections to the sea, and strive to generate awareness of ocean pollution, recycling, and conservation of the marine environment.

Ghost Nets of the Ocean is complemented by Tiny Turtles, artworks resulting from a collaboration between Torres Strait schools and local, international, and special needs students in Singapore. Supported by the Australian High Commission, the exhibitions are part of Asian Civilisation Museum’s Children’s Season 2017. Also on offer during the school holidays are a smorgasbord of craft workshops, storytelling and talks, drama and musical performances, and gallery trails.

Admission to Ghost Nets of the Ocean is free for all visitors

Admission to all galleries end 15 minutes before closing time.

Tiny Turtles Project
1 June – 6 August 2017
ACM Lawn
All day
Free admission

Tiny Turtles, artworks resulting from a collaboration between Torres Strait schools and local, international, and special needs students in Singapore. Supported by the Australian High Commission, the exhibitions are part of Asian Civilisation Museum’s Children’s Season 2017.

Ghost Nets of the Ocean Weekend
Sunday, 4 June 2017
ACM
1pm to 5pm
Free admission

Go on an adventure under the sea in our galleries! Try your hand at fun crafts and weave your own tiny turtles. Enjoy interactive drama performances, listen to marine tales by the museum’s story whisperers and go on a special family trail around the museum. Don’t miss this chance to meet the artist behind the Ghost Nets of the Ocean at the festival!

Fun-Tastic Fridays
Fridays, 2, 9, 16, 23 June 2017
ACM
12pm to 5pm
Free admission

Explore the oceans with your whole family every Friday in June! Dive into the deep in our galleries, make your own special sea animals, listen to intriguing stories and watch exciting performances!

Story Whisperers: Tales from the Sea
3 June – 5 August 2017
ACM
3pm to 3.30pm
Free admission

Dive into our storytelling tour and discover fishy tales from Asian folklore, with your whole family! Guided by Friends of the Museum. 30-minute tours every Monday to Saturday, from 2 June to 24 June 2017, thereafter on 1 July to 5 August.

Talk Series
Fridays 16, 30 June & 14, 28 July
7pm
All lectures will be held in the Ngee Ann Auditorium, ACM
Admission to lectures are free

Special evening lectures and curator talks are part of the Friday Evening Lecture Series

Download the EDM for lectures here.
EDM for Contamination of Coastal Marine Environments - coming soon!

In Conversation with Edmund Ng
Friday, 16 June 2017, 7pm

Careful consideration of architecture, design, cognitive science, and museology contributes to the quality of an exhibition. Join Dr Lim Chye Hong as she interviews architect Edmund Ng about planning, developing, implementing the exhibition design for Au Karem ira Lamar Lu. Together they will explore the idea of giving silent objects a new voice.

Edmund Ng, of Edmund Ng Architects, is no stranger to visionary and impactful design. A participant in the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale, he has also been named as one of the 50 Most Influential in Singapore Design.

In Conversation with Sarah and Schooling
Friday, 30 June 2017, 7pm

Join Dr Lim Chye Hong as she talks with the dynamic duo Sarah Tang and Alison Schooling, designers of the Ghost Nets catalogue. They are absolutely mad about books, and ardent supporters of Singapore’s literary scene. Explore the design behind the gorgeous catalogue for Au Karem ira Lamar Lu, as they chat about the strategy for designing a book, choice of typography and imagery, and about giving a book a voice.

Sarah Tang and Alison Schooling are the creative directors of Sarah and Schooling, a graphic design studio based in Singapore.

In Conversation with Stephen Beng and Kua Kay Yaw
Friday, 14 July 2017, 7pm

Singapore costal and marine habitats are home to rich biodiversity, including more than 250 species of hard corals and over 100 species of reef fish. Marine debris is jeopardising aquatic life around Singapore. Dr Lim Chye Hong takes you on a marine-themed journey as she explores contemporary art, diving, and marine conservation in our own backyard with Stephen Beng and Kua Kay Yaw.

Stephen Beng and Kua Kay Yaw is Chair and Vice-Chair of the Marine Conservation group at the Nature Society (Singapore) respectively.

Contamination of Coastal Marine Environments
by Associate Professor Mia Hoogenboom
Marine Biology and Aquaculture, College of Science and Engineering
James Cook University

Friday, 28 July 2017, 7 to 8:30 pm

The development of coastal fringe (including industry and agriculture) can lead to pollution of the marine environment. At present, coral reefs are impacted by a variety of stressors, ranging from highly localised effects of point-source contaminants (e.g., ports), to regional effects (e.g., sedimentation during wet-season run-off) and global effects (e.g., increased ocean temperature). Professor Hoogenboom will present research documenting the effects of these stressors on marine organisms living in coastal environments and will highlight new knowledge regarding the effects of two key contaminants of emerging interest: coal particulates and microplastics.

About the Speaker
Associate Professor Mia Hoogenboom, from Marine Biology and Aquaculture, College of Science and Engineering, James Cook University, is co-leader of Research Program 3 of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies. Mia is a leading expert on coral reef eco-physiology.