Monday, February 13, 2012

The Fishing Exhibition Is Coming To Town.

Hi there,

The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory in Darwin, Australia, will soon have an exhibition about fishing in the NT.
To say that I am excited about it and can't wait to see this exhibition, would be a slight understatement.
Here is a copy of how they announced the show on their web page:

Gone Fishin’ – The Reel Top End story

17 March – 16 September 2012
Cleared and stained specimen of the Bluehead Demoiselle, Chrysiptera rollandi, Natural Science collection, Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
‘Gone Fishin’...The Reel Top End story’ explores how fish and fishing tell the cultural, scientific and social stories of the Northern Territory.
Fishing has featured heavily in the lives of Territorians from Indigenous peoples, Macassan fishers, the first European explorers, and early Chinese settlers, to modern commercial operations, and the weekend warrior or recreational fishers. Displayed alongside Indigenous fishing technology are a multitude of colourful lures, jars of weird and wonderful scientific specimens, rock art, natural history art and modern depictions of fish and fishers.
‘Gone Fishin’ charts both the development of fishing and the culture that surrounds it whilst also exploring the future of fishing through sustainable fisheries management, Marine Rangers, conservation, ecology and taxonomy.
On display are objects drawn from the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory’s diverse collections, enhanced with important loans from recreational fishers, NT Fisheries Division and local artists.
Public Program
Curatorial Floor Talk
Gone Fishin’
Dr. Michael Hammer
11.00 – 11.45am
Saturday 17 March 2012
Gallery 4, MAGNT
Lunchtime Talk
Weird and amazing fishes!
Dr. Michael Hammer
12.30 – 1.30pm
Wednesday 21 March 2012
Theatrette, MAGNT
Free, no bookings required.
A Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory exhibition

For the mad keen anglers and fishers of all sorts, from the north of Australia or from faraway lands and seas, this will be like a very early christmas present.
And there is still a lot of sleep before opening day...

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


Dr. Frankinspain said...

Sounds like it's going to be a great exhibition.



Anonymous said...

looks better than the real thing.

The Fishermans Daughter

Rambling Expat said...

Hi Frank,

Yes I believe that it will be a great one.
Pity that you are so far and wont see it...

The Fisherman Daughter,
Just wait to see the real thing finished, I am sure that it will be great!
I am sure too that you will come and have a look at the show, no?

Have a good day,