Win-Win for Schools and Environment

Ocean Acidification Art Challenge Results 2013

The Ocean Acidification Art Challenge Prize Giving at the Atrium, Federation Square in the heart of Melbourne, Australia was full of colour and life on 12 August. The M.C. was Rob Gell, with The Hon. Martin Dixon, Minister for Education Victoria presenting the awards totalling $50,000 in school environmental and student study grants.

Outdoor Urban Screen - Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia

Federation Square, Melbourne, Aus

Established by the Ocean Ark Alliance and funded by Peter Hannan Eye on the World Natural Images, the show demonstrated an outstanding display of artwork by Victorian Students Years 9 – 12. All 15 finalists displayed a deep appreciation of the topic and the rich diversity of the ocean. It’s great to see the incredible amount of passion today’s students and future leaders have for ocean issues and the environment.

The Grand Prize Winner was Ingrid Lee-Scott from Melbourne Girls College. 2nd Prize, Sarah McColl-Gausden, Methodist Ladies’ College. 3rd Prize, Amy Webb, Laverton P-12 College.

Also highly commended were Phoebe Markoulis, Surfcoast Secondary College, Lachlan Turk, Warringa Park School and Chloe Janetzki, Horsham College.

The Bayplay and Oceanic People’s Choice Award also went to the Grand Prize Winner.

See all 15 Art Challenge Entry Finalists at $50’000 Ocean Acidification Art Challenge
or Download the Artshow Catalogue – PDF

Thank you again to all the students, schools and organisations who worked tirelessly to make this happen. Our paintbrushes and the ocean’s future are in better hands because of this!

For more information contact Guy Morel – g.morel@oceanarkalliance.org.au


Ocean Acidification Art Challenge 2013 Finalists and Speakers including M.C. Rob Gell, The Hon. Martin Dixon, Minister for Education Victoria and David Hannan

Ocean Acidification Art Challenge 2013 Finalists and Speakers including M.C. Rob Gell, The Hon. Martin Dixon, Victoria Minister for Education and OAA Founder David Hannan

Ocean Acidification Art Challenge 2013, The Atrium, Federation Square, Melbourne Australia

Ocean Acidification Art Challenge Exhibition 2013, The Atrium, Federation Square, Melbourne Australia

Ocean Acidification Art Challenge 2013, The Atrium, Federation Square, Melbourne Australia

Ocean Acidification Art Challenge Prize-giving 2013, The Atrium, Federation Square, Melbourne Australia

For more information see also the OAA project page here: $50000 Ocean Acidification Art Challenge

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Okeanos Intimate – A Love Letter to the Sea

Live Performance Show in residence over 5 months at Aquarium of the Bay, Pier 39, San Francisco CA

Okeanos is a portrait of the ocean as body, environment, resource, metaphor, and force.
It inspires and educates audiences about the ocean and ocean conservation.

Capacitor-Okeanos-Nobu_1000x1273Developed in collaboration with world-renowned marine biologists and oceanographers, Okeanos is a spellbinding dance/cirque performance combining apparatus, set design and choreography produced by the Capacitor Performance Company based in San Francisco, California. Okeanos is an hour-long performance that uniquely combines art and science to create a sensory experience featuring dance, sculptural costumes, conservation themes, scientific content and audiovisual media.

The scientific advisory panel for Okeanos includes Dr. Sylvia Earle (Chief Scientist for the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration from 1990-1992, and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence); Tierney Thys PhD, (marine biologist, National Geographic expedition leader and past Director of Research at the Sea Studios Foundation); John Potter PhD (Principal Scientist at the NATO Undersea Research Centre) and a host of eminent ocean scientists and experts from the California Academy of Sciences, including Bart Shepard BA MS, General Curator of the Steinhart Aquarium.

Capacitor also hosts scientific presentations and lectures, and through its efforts, strives to inspire and excite a new generation toward improved physical fitness, a love of science and a sense of stewardship for our natural world. With Okeanos on show, Capacitor is introducing a whole new audience to the wonders of the oceans in a way that entertains, educates and excites; they have created a novel and spectacular vehicle for important environmental messages about our relationship with the sea.

Through Ocean Ark Alliance’s Global Educational Endowments initiative, cinematographer David Hannan has provided a range of footage from Australian temperate and tropical waters and also educational resources to Capacitor for its Okeanos performances and related educational outreach.

For more information:
http://www.capacitor.org/okeanos-additional-info
 

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