FISH is developing a national initiative which arose out of a creative idea of a few First Nations artists in NSW during the COVID-19 lockdowns. Guringai artist, Sue Shilcock, Kamilaroi artist, Ang Bennett, and Ngemba Weilwa/Gamilaoi artist Polly Wilson used their COVID-19 home isolation period to paint beautiful Aboriginal artwork on their wheelie bins, they posted photos on the “Bin Isolation Outing” Facebook Group.
FISH also shared with its broad supporter network. Their bin artwork photos quickly received more than 80,000 likes, launching them into the national spotlight.
FISH is now working in partnership with the artists to develop the concept as a national initiative. The project involves using Aboriginal art to educate the community of the importance of caring for land, air and waterways.
FISH is also working with its national partners on this initiative, exploring innovative technologies to help bring First Nations art and culture to Australian communities, transform our cityscapes and spread the value of caring for country.