Fish traps have been used for thousands of years in rivers, creeks and estuaries when fish were on the move, not just in Arnhem land, but in other parts of the world. In the early wet season fish swim upstream for breeding in creeks and billabongs, then downstream to spend the dry season in larger rivers. The traps would be set to face the oncoming fish, with woven fencing either side. Within the mouth of the trap is a woven funnel that guides the fish in and prevents their escape. This design ensures that only adult fish are caught as smaller fish can escape through the weaving or even through the funnel. The fish that are caught can survive in the trap for up to two months. Once the trap is removed, the end is untied to remove the fish. This sustainable design means the trap can be used again and again. They look superb standing on a plinth, suspended from a ceiling or as a groovy light casting intricate shadows.