Saturday, November 5, 2011

Fishing at the Museum

Hi there,

Yes you read it right, fishing is going to enter the realm of the museum institution...
In Darwin, capital of the Northern Territory of Australia, at least.
This past week saw the following media release being circulated to the press, and on some fishing forums.
All I can say is that I am very excited by this project.

So here is the media release:

Send in your fishing picture to be part of Gone Fishin’ exhibition

Territorians are being invited to submit their favourite fishing related photo to be part of an exhibition for fishing enthusiasts at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT).

The best 100 photos will be featured as part of the exhibition to be held at in March next year.

Minister for Arts and Museums Gerry McCarthy and Member for Fannie Bay Michael Gunner said Gone Fishin’…the reel Top End story will showcase the origin of fishing in the Territory and explore the biology, diversity, and impact fishing has had on the lives of Territorians.

“Territorians have a strong history with fishing from the cultural history through to our present day love of recreational fishing which is pivotal to our great Territory lifestyle,” Minister McCarthy said.

“We want to get more Territorians through the door to the Territory’s museums and this is an excellent exhibition that I’m sure Territorians will flock to.”

The Member for Fannie Bay Michael Gunner said the exhibition will include objects that inform the   historic, cultural and scientific fabric of fishing in the Top End.

“A range of public programs for visitors are being planned and will include specialist floor talks and school holiday activities,” Mr Gunner said.

“Territorians can send their photo in for the chance to be part of the exhibition and the chance to win one of 100 copies of the North Australian Fishing & Outdoor Magazine.

“The exhibition will feature representations of fish and fishing from the earliest rock paintings through to the contemporary visual arts.

“The exhibition will chart the course of the development of fishing technology as well as the types of crafts used by different cultures,” Mr Gunner said.

“This exhibition is part of our Territory 2030 target to continue to see Territorians attending our cultural institutions at a very high rate,” Minister McCarthy said.

The exhibition will be open at MAGNT from 17 March – 16 September 2012.

Call for entries for photos are now open and will close on the 31st January 2012. Images can include fishing lures/equipment, favourite catch, favourite fishing spot and fishing trip.

Entries can be submitted to MAGNT via email: postal: GPO Box 4646, Darwin NT 0801 at the front counter of the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory.

For more information go to

How exciting is that?
The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory is going to present an exhibition about fishing!
I can't wait to see this show.
The only thing... Is that we will need to wait till March 2012 to see it...

But hey, it could be worse.
Have a good day,


Ms. Dig said...

How exciting! Will you be entering any photos? You always post such great shots on your blog.

Frugal Down Under said...

Your dream come true.

Hobby or work?

Both worlds collide.

Rambling Expat said...

Hi there,

Ms.Dig: No, staff can't, as the 100 best photos will win a prize...

Frugal Down Under: Yes sometimes work can be a real pleasure.

Have a good day,