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Self Portrait

Florence Gutchen

watercolour on Arches Paper

70cm x 50cm


My portrait shows the footprints of my totem the cassowary, walking the journey of life. I am adorned by a necklace of seeds and beads, laid out like the patterns in the reef. I love making and wearing necklaces. When I wear necklaces I feel happy that I can celebrate being an island woman. The necklace surrounds me like the water and the reef around my island. I am looking out from the centre of the picture to show the inner strength which I gain from making art.


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Ghost Net Art – Erub Arts

Erub, also known as Darnley Island, is one of the most geographically isolated communities in Australia, located 16O km northeast of Queensland’s Cape York Peninsula on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef in the north east Torres Strait.

This beautiful volcanic island, situated in deep turquoise waters is home to approximately 4OO Erubam le. The art centre has gained an international profile creating Ghost Net sculpture from derelict and abandoned fishing nets, wood-fired ceramics, works on paper, and textiles.

Erub Arts has focussed on the collaborative ethos of bringing people together, enriching artistic practice and cultural exchange, building participation and intergenerational learning.

Erub Arts works to revitalise Erubam le culture and share it with the world.

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Shipping Policy

Postage and handling is only included in the sale price on merchandise items. All artwork items are unique and require individual packaging and shipping costs. Please discuss your individual needs with the Art Centre team by emailing Diann Lui, Art Centre Manager.  

Refund Policy

Please choose your work carefully, we do not process refunds. All artwork is photographed at the time of packing - please discuss insurance with Diann Lui, Art Centre Manager.  

Cancellation / Return / Exchange Policy

Please choose your work carefully. The profit from all artwork is directly distributed back to the artist, we all appreciate your contribution to the community. If you see something you like and it has sold please contact the Erub Team and we can advise you whether there is a similar work available. Likewise Erub artists are happy to consider commissions.