Atelier Aquatic Team
Anita has 15 years experience in Art, Education, and Conservation. Over the last 7 years focusing her skills specifically on inspiration from and to the Ocean. A Divemaster, Reef Check Ecodiver, Freediver and acclaimed underwater photographer.
Reef Check Team leader for Reef Check Survey team in Philippines. Qualified Teaching and leadership professional with International experience in multi-agency working and partnership.
Anita is passionate about using art to engage with, and bring awareness to, the beauty of life in the Ocean, and our need to protect it, and in turn ourselves.
Community Engagement Officer
Sam has 13 years of working with Community Outreach Engagement and Participation. Sam is motivated by social equality and Community connection.
Sam is a qualified Scuba Diver, and Reef Check Ecodiver, with experience diving all over South East Asia. Reef Check Science leader for Reef Check Survey team in Philippines.
Sam is inspired by the infinite nature of the Ocean and is committed to working with community centred conservation.
Business Tourism Coordinator
Susanna has 12 years experience in international hospitality service industry. Restaurant and Bar manager in various locations across the world. Graphic Design Graduate. Susanna cares deeply about marine life and Ocean preservation. A Qualified scuba diver to advanced level. Susanna is combining her skills in the tourism business and desire for sustainable development.
MPA Municipality Coordinator
Charles has been working in the Marine Industry for 12 years. A Marine Biology Graduate. Working for Coastal Resource Management Project in Sarangani province. A Qualified Scuba Diver and teaching professional. Charles runs a adventure tourism business in port Barton. Charles is currently working as a technical assistant in the Coastal Resource Management programme. Coral reefs are his inspiration, his daughter is named Xenia after a coral species.
Atelier Aquatic Community Artists
An Interactive Arts Graduate, Qualified Teaching professional with experience from all over the world with a diverse range of learners. Born in the Philippines, fell in love with the sea from an early age. Her father a Scuba Diving Instructor and Mother an Art enthusiast.
Anita is passionate about using art to communicate Science, creating emotional connections to conservation issues that factual science alone cannot, essential in cultivating a desire to protect and conserve.
Octopus- The Ability to change and adapt. Weird and Wonderful.
Studied Contemporary Arts and Dance. Lizzie feel art allows people personal expression and freedom. Lizzie believes community engagement is fundamental to social connection and personal development.
Lizzie loves the infinite space and intelligence of the Ocean and connection to the Universe.
Plankton - Source of all life in the Ocean and is reminisent of the stars above.
A Fine Artist, and Musician.
Oyo enjoys sharing his creative talents with the people around him. Oyo thrives off interaction with people from all walks of life, all over the world. Oyo lives by the sea and is constantly reminded of its beauty. Oyo feels deeply connected to nature and wants to make the world a better place.
Jellyfish-Mysterious, beautiful, aliens of the sea.
Studied Music Technology to Degree Level.
Sam continues his love of hip-hop, funk and Reggae with DJ gigs wherever he goes.
Sam is a skilled free diver and underwater film maker.
Sam is his happiest when he is by the sea, it brings him a sense of calm and connection to the world around him.
Porcupinefish- Cute and Smily.
An Arts Graduate in 3-D Art and Design.
Emily has 7 years experience of working with Public Art and Festivals.
Emily is committed to bringing art to the people, wherever they may be.
Emily feels we have a duty to keep the Ocean safe and Clean.
Emily feels the Ocean is our most ancient past, an awe-inspiring world of colour and wonder. Emily is fascinated by the mysteries of the Ocean as a reflection of our own fractal nature.
Dolphin - Playful and cheeky nature.
An Interactive Arts Graduate, MC and DJ.
Wisey has over 20 years experience of creating Public Art in Bristol, and performing at Festivals all over the UK.
Wisey is a gifted illustrator with a spontaneous style.
Wisey in inspired by the epic nature of the Ocean.
Turtle - Chilled and super cool.
Eden's community art is her IBALOY art itself. In her native tounge means the language and culture of people in a tribe putting native colors into visual representation of historiacal, legendary, emotional and soul through art. Ayonna Mini-Gallery was established for kids workshops, community art events space, for a cause projects, music for a cause and exhibit areas for beginning artists.
Life in the ocean is 1/3 of human life . Life is complete when you dive. There's a saying that water is bigger than land where human beings live so life underwater is more than the life on land.
Turtle is me, because I'm a girl, I use my hub to protect myself.
Tim is a one man band film maker, collaborator, editor, 2D animator and screen writer. Basically anything that involves telling stories with sound and vision, he's all for it. He enjoy's the satisfying cycle of passionately producing works of creativity that creates meaningful change to peoples lives and inspires others to follow their creative yen.
A long running culture of ‘out of sight, out of mind’ has created negative habits in the mass production of food and the disposal of waste, which all too often effect the ocean. The world below the oceans surface is in the desperate stages of a losing battle. The time for changing the human treatment of the ocean is now and for always.
Japanese Pufferfish - The male produces sand masterpieces on the sea floor to attract a female with a mutual taste in art.
The street art in S.East Asia has had a profound impact on Irene, a way to express feelings that words cannot. Her passion and love for Nature is rooted in her upbringing. A village in the mountains in the Philippines. She wants to protect Mother Earth, the forest and the sea, and by doing art, she feels we can express what we really feel in a unique and powerful way. She feels with so much plastic and pollution in the sea, the corals are now facing extinction, which threatens our existence as well. Irene feels community arts work is a great way to educate people on this subject.
Irene believes that art is a language and we should use it to help create a better world.
Phytoplankton, they generate half the atmosphere’s oxygen, equal to all land plants, yet so few people know about them. They play a key role in the Oceanic food web and are essential to human survival.