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I never dreamed Flotsam and Jetsam would have such a big impact

THE FLOTSAM & JETSAM documentary is ready to watch!  Read on to find out how!

Never in a million years did I think the Flotsam and Jetsam Art Exhibition event would have such huge impact on so many different groups of people and of all different ages.

The word is out! Geraldton has made its mark as to having one of the best art exhibitions in Australia ….

Well that’s my take on it anyway!

Over the past 10 years we've always wanted to capture the event from start to finish - and now my vision is complete.

We have made the DOCUMENTARY.

There were a few people who attended the big Cinema to the premier event but now YOU CAN WATCH in the comfort of YOUR HOME. 

Thanks to everyone who made it all happen from

  • the volunteers who collected the rubbish over all the years
  • my team members past and present,
  • all the entrants who have embraced and participated in the project
  • and to those individuals who continue to encourage me to carry on each year with the project.


A big thank you to Mila and Cian Salmon from Cant Create Media who turned a 5 minute brief over the phone into making such a moving and story telling documentary capturing the true essence of Flotsam and Jetsam by Latitude Jewellers… they did a great job!

We have had a few sponsors over the years but I have to express a special thanks to our major sponsor Latitude Fisheries and for those of you who don’t know these are my parents Julie and Bert Boschetti long time professional fisher people of the Abrolhos Islands and other regions of Australia … it’s with ours and your enthusiasm and their continued support we can continue the project for many years to come - or as long as required to help clean up.
Please enjoy watching our 30 minute documentary that tells the story of Flotsam and Jetsam and share with your friends around the globe I am sure they will enjoy it too!  Click here to watch

Pictured below Dr Chris Surman explaining to the team about how to have minimal impact on our environment. 


"Pia's flotsam jetsam has led to a marked decrease in the levels of plastics and other refuse littering the pristine beaches of the Houtman Abrolhos. Through this initiative, the art component then magnifies the impact upon a broader community, illustrating through art the impacts that flotsam and jetsam have on the environment. Plastics are topical and flotsam and jetsam have reduced the impact these have on the shoreline, and through this reducing the likelihood of seabirds using plastics in their nests" as said by DR CHRIS SURMAN - who has been studying the bird life at the Abrolhos Islands for over 30 Years.

Sometimes its just nice to know we've made a difference! 

Kind Regards

Pia Boschetti
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I'd like to express a special thanks to sponsors Karl Monaghan from KM Photography and Framing, Wendy Mann from Geraldton Air Charter, Mick Mcaulliffe from Green Sea Surveys, Midwest Ports Authority, Bhagwan Marine, Howard Gray from Batavia Coast Maritime Heritage Association, Murray Davidson from Abrolhos Aquaculture Australia 

1 comment

  • I have always taken an interest in the Flotsam and Jetsam art exhibition, but to learn more about the collection process and the story behind the event through the film was wonderful. Great job.

    Terena Powell

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