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To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site

 

Angela Torenbeek (Biographical details)

Angela Torenbeek (fibre/textile worker; Indigenous Australian; Female; 2011; active)

Also known as

Torenbeek, Angela

Biography

Artist famous for making baskets out of ghost nets.
In 2010 Torenbeek hosted a Ghost Net workshop held at St Pauls on Moa Island, Torres Strait. Workshops have now been held at a number of places in the Torres Strait.