Lharagula Ngididin (Crocodile Trap) is a collaborative piece from eight Numburindi artists. Each artist a master weaver in her own right, this is the first time they have officially come together to work on a major sculpture. An imagined object, a crocodile trap is not a traditional hunting tool, but like the use of ghost nets in weaving at Numbulwar is something that these weavers have instigated themselves.
Numburindi artists are innovatively tackling the issue of ‘ghost nets’, a term for fishing nets that are hacked off commercial fishing vessels and abandoned in the water. Believed to make up 30-50% of all ocean plastic, ghost nets are a massive issue globally, however it is more problematic for some. Ocean currents carry ghost nets from all over the world into the Gulf of Carpentaria, where they harm vulnerable marine life, damage coral reefs and wash up on beaches where they end up buried in the sand or entangled in trees.
A subtle and humorous act of resistance and self-determination, Lharagula Ngididin (Crocodile Trap) turns the onslaught of external forces into a source of power, while reiterating the unwavering connection between Numburindi people, their Country and the life that exists within it.
Rose Wilfred Joy Wilfred, Megan Wilfred, Virginia Wilfred, Jangu Nundhirribala, May Wifred, Jocelyn Wilfred, Nicola Wilfred of Numbulwar Numburindi Arts.
Image Credit: Crocodile Trap (detail), collaboration by artists of Numbulwar Numburindi Arts, ghost net, 87x88x290cm. Images by Pouria Zoughi.
Johnston Street Building
35 Johnston Street
The Johnston Street Lift, located immediately inside 35B Johnston Street (LG) provides access to levels UG, 1 and 2. 35A Johnston Street provides a footpath and ramp to the Automatic door entrance to level UG. From 35C Johnston Street, there is a footpath and ramp leading to the Johnston Street lift and external staircase.
The only at level access paths to Johnston Street UG are via Entrance 35A Johnston Street or 30A Perry Street. The at level access paths to Johnston Street Building LG are via 35B and 35C Johnston Street. The access path to Johnston Street Building L1 and L2 requires use of the Johnston Street Lift.
Accessible toilets are located within the Johnston Street Building on Level UG and Level 1, toward the western end of the building near entrance 35A Johnston Street. Accessible toilets are also located at the eastern end of the Johnston Street Building on Level LG, near the Music Market co-working space. These toilets are open throughout office and event hours. All accessible toilets are equipped with manual locks, exit buttons and grab rails.