Fishing Shacks Big Rat Island

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Fishing Shacks Big Rat Island

Take a glimpse into the past with ‘Fishing Shacks on Big Rat Island’, a captivating print by Karl Monaghan. This photograph showcases a row of colourful fishing shacks perched on the small cliffs of Big Rat Island, a jewel of the Houtman Abrolhos archipelago. The island carries a unique tale in its name, tracing back to an intriguing tale of maritime history. The island is named after the ship “Rat”, which anchored nearby in the 19th century. During a mutiny on the ship, a group of the crew stranded their captain and some others on the island. This pivotal moment in history gave the island its unique name and forms a part of its rich backstory.

The vibrant fishing shacks against the palette of an azure sea and rocky terrain create a perfect balance between man-made structures and natural beauty, a testament to Monaghan’s skill in landscape photography. Hang this print on your wall, and let the intriguing history and striking beauty of Big Rat Island infuse your space with a unique charm.

Printing Materials

Experience the meticulous craftsmanship of our Karl Monaghan Fine Art Paper Prints, prepared on 320 gsm 100% Cotton rag paper. Within our selection, you’ll find the esteemed Canson Edition Etching Rag, a prestigious art paper with a rich legacy spanning centuries, courtesy of the renowned Arches paper manufacturers. By utilizing top-tier materials, we assure the true vibrancy and authenticity of colors captured in this photograph. Moreover, with a longevity rating surpassing a century, this Australian landscape photography piece will endure the test of time, becoming an everlasting treasure.

For those seeking a more dramatic presentation, we take pride in offering Karl Monaghan Canvas Prints. These extraordinary artworks are expertly produced on archival Ilford Cotton blend Galicia Canvas, enhanced further by archival Epson Ultra Chrome Inks. With a longevity rating exceeding 100 years, even in standard lighting conditions, these expansive canvas prints effortlessly infuse any space with a touch of natural elegance. Prepare to captivate art enthusiasts and make a lasting impression with these exceptional Australian Canvas Prints.

Monaghan’s discerning eye for detail and composition is evident in this photographic work. He has managed to imbue the image with a sense of tranquility and isolation, while still conveying the human activity that is part of Big Rat Island’s charm. Let this remarkable print transport you to Big Rat Island, where history, nature, and community intertwine. Own a piece of this unique locale, captured through the lens of Karl Monaghan’s extraordinary talent.

Available in the following sizes and formats;

Fine Art Paper Prints

  • XXS – 30cm x 30cm (including 5cm border)
  • XS – 40cm x 40cm (including 5cm border)
  • S – 60cm x 60cm (including 5cm border)
  • M – 70cm x 70cm (including 5cm border)
  • L- 80cm x 80cm (including 5cm border)
  • XL – 90cm x 90cm (including 5cm border)
  • XXL – 100cm x100cm (including 5cm border)

Canvas Prints

  • XS – 40cm x 40cm plus mirror wrap
  • S – 60cm x 60cm plus mirror wrap
  • M – 70cm x 70cm plus mirror wrap
  • L- 80cm x 80cm plus mirror wrap
  • XL – 90cm x 90cm plus mirror wrap
  • XXL – 100cm x100cm plus mirror wrap

As part of the breathtaking Abrolhos Islands Easter Group collection by Karl Monaghan, “Fishing Shacks Big Rat Island” captures an integral aspect of life on the Easter Group of Abrolhos Islands. The colourful, weather-beaten shacks, a testament to the resilience of the locals, are dwarfed by the vast azure expanse of the surrounding sea. These shacks are a symbol of the local cray fishing community, adding a vibrant splash of life and activity to the serene natural beauty of the island.

If your print risks potential exposure to UV light, UV protection can be added at a standard rate of $50 regardless of size ordered. *Only applies to Canvas Print options.

Shipping and Handling

All Karl Monaghan Fine Art Prints come with a certificate of authenticity. All items will be shipped using Australia Post, in standard tubes up to a maximum of 110cm long. Freight will be a standard fee of $35.00 which includes packing and sending.

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