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Flotsam and Jetsam

help us clean up the ocean with

Every year Latitude Gallery goes to the Abrolhos Islands for clean up Australia Day.




CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA DAY
BECOMES OUR FLOTSAM & JETSAM ART COMPETITION

As part of clean up Australia Day, Latitude Gallery pioneered an annual clean up of the Abrolhos Islands, followed by a competition for locals to create a work of art from the debris. This was named by Pia as ‘Flotsam and Jetsam’ with Flotsam meaning ‘the wreckage of a ship or its cargo found floating on or washed up by the sea’ or ‘ things that have been rejected or discarded as worthless’, AND Jetsam meaning ‘unwanted material or goods that have been thrown overboard from a ship and washed ashore, especially material that has been discarded to lighten the vessel’. 

Take a look at some of the amazing art works created over the 7 years this competition has been running……