Great Gallery Reef Installation

We are inviting local artists to contribute pieces with a marine flavour to construct a series of larger-than-life coral reef installations in the museum’s Great Gallery to celebrate the opening of two new exhibitions early in 2014.

Corals or fish, jelly fish, crustaceans or other marine creatures can be knotted, painted, knitted, sewn, plaited, crocheted or drawn, and will be hung, placed, strewn or glued and fitted in and around the Great Gallery from the end of February until August this year.

The creative coral reef installations are part of a wider program including exhibitions and workshops.

Art pieces already secured include spectacular marine-themed felt lights by internationally acclaimed fashion designer Katelyn Aslett, a large prawn sculpture by local artist Lynne Scott-Cumming, knitted and crocheted marine creatures from Townsville-based Marion and Dinnie Gaemers and wire and textile corals from young artist Siobhan Bryne.

Anyone wanting to create and contribute a piece to the museum’s coral reef installations should contact Viv Moran on 07 4726 0643 or, and in return for their contribution will receive a free individual MyMuseum membership for 12 months.

The first installations will be completed by the end of February, however people are welcome to submit pieces up until the beginning of August as the coral reef creation will continue to grow and evolve throughout 2014.

Event Details

24 February 2014 09:00 AM - 31 August 2014 05:00 PM
Great Gallery