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World Ocean Day – Before It’s Too Late (Exhibition)!
8 June, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
The exhibition opens at 1 pm and features a giant octopus and fantastical sea creatures hanging above the ground as if floating in the sea. These imagined strange and bizarre creatures might have emerged from a sea polluted by plastic. Created by artists and local children the works focus on the sea pollution we can’t see – noise, microplastics and chemicals.
Supported by local artists Splodge Designs, Seekers Create, and My Friendly Planet. Supported by University of Portsmouth specialist marine biology postgraduate students the exhibition features work by young people from Flying Bull Academy, Solent Junior School, Westover primary school and Meon Junior School Ecco Warriors.
Anglea McMahon: fantastical and strange sea creatures hang above the ground as if floating in the sea. These imagined, strange and bizarre creatures might have emerged from a sea polluted by plastic. Ghosts of creatures we may lose or have lost from pollution or futuristic, inedible mutant creatures that might evolve in the mass of floating plastic that engulfs our oceans.
Splodge Design: a giant octopus and other sea creatures created with Gosport based group Community Spirit (Voluntheroes) as part of the ‘Drastic Plastic’ project funded by Gosport Cultural Trust. Alongside this will appear the light-up whale created as part of Fratton Big Local Festival of Light.