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wppGhost nets: the remote town turning death-trap debris into world-class art 

By Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore – The Guardian – July 11, 2017 – Video
On the outskirts of the Aboriginal town of Pormpuraaw – beyond the scented frangipani trees, the rows of bungalows, and the lush tropical greenery – is a mountainous rubbish tip. Locals have their own name for it: Bunnings. As if browsing the Australian hardware store it’s named for, they pick through the tip for rubber, rope, bicycle rims. Detritus is then turned into art, woven with feathers and bones into the
cean sculptures that this remote Indigenous community has become famous for. For full story and to view video, click here.

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