Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans is a public art festival that collaborates with artists to create large-scale artworks addressing pressing environmental issues relating specifically to our oceans.
'Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans' is a groundbreaking public art project that brings the oceans into the streets around the world.
By collaborating with the world’s most renowned contemporary artists we create large-scale public art that address pressing environmental issues, stimulating a lasting dialogue around the oceans for future generations.
The festival has been hosted in 5 countries so far, including over 20 festival related events worldwide. I will be facilitating the festival alongside a group of dedicated volunteers in 2017. The festival will happen in two parts: the first is a Brisbane activation - a 2 day public art festival responding to the Brisbane River, the second is Australia's flagship event held in Cairns.
Through Sea Walls, we engage with the local community to foster a sense of pride and ownership for the murals, and above all, for the health of their local marine ecosystems. Interacting with the youth by hosting workshops, beach clean-ups and other educational activites is a key component of Sea Walls. The children of today will be inheriting the oceans we leave behind. Inspiring and encouraging the next generation to become stewards for the sea represents a critical stage in the awareness raising process.