Atelier Aquatic Drawing inspiration from life in the Ocean, to life on Earth
Art - Education - Marine Conservation
Art is accessible to all, an excellent tool in engaging communities in multi level participation, Community Arts can be implemented as a “social tonic” (White 2009) to improve wellbeing and positive change in the community.
Art can create a visual presence representing a conservation issue, key to remaining in the hearts and minds of the community. Participatory approach to communicating science through the arts produces meaningful change in community behaviour (Schneller&Irizarry,2014,Song,2008)
Plastic Bottle Bricks-
Creative solutions to marine plastic pollution.
Ecobricks allow the opportunity to put plastic to use to benefit local communities and ecosystems.
Using the characteristics of plastic that can be problematic – longevity, durability and water fastness, and put it to good and green use.
Ecobricks empower citizens and communities to go zero-waste!
Cinema of the Sea
Films that bring awareness to life in the sea and a desire to protect it.
Marine life Education and Awareness and Community Engagement through the art of film making and cinema.
Cinema of The Sea are free community events.
Fish Fiesta Filippino Style
Fish Fiesta Filipino style- Community Arts Projects to bring awareness to life in the sea by creating props and costumes for Performance Art for all to enjoy!
Sea Adventure School
Sea Adventure School is a floating classroom that immerses students into marine environments in order to educate and inspire them beyond what is possible in a traditional classroom. The whole day sea adventure gives a chance for students to explore the habitats and inter-connectivity of mangroves, sea grass and coral reefs and how human activities affect these marine ecosystems.
Sculptures to submerge underwater in the Port Barton Marine Park (MPA) Palawan, Philippines. The sculptures are acting as part of the base of multiple mooring buoys and substrate for new coral growth and forming new marine habitat to replenish areas of the reef that have suffered degradation.
A multi purpose art/science/marine conservation/eco tourism project.
San Vicente Summer Festival of Colour, Palawan
We were invited to contribute to the annual Summer Festival;
Cinema of the Sea screening;
Blue Planet San Vicente/ Plastic Ocean Awareness.
Marine life Education and Awareness through Community Engagement and Creative Participation.
Underwater beach clean up with local dive shops and volunteers.
Dr. Octopusface Water Refill Stations
Refill not Seafill.
Social Enterprise Project creating a water refill station/enterprise from service water containers in the Marine Tourist area of Port Barton.
Aimed at providing additional income to local vendors and reducing the amount of plastic bottles in circulation.
Dr. Octopusface Products and Social Enterprise
Dr. Octopusface designs printed onto 100% recycled fabric. Made from post consumer fabric and recycled plastic bottles.
Sold by local vendors as a Social Enterprise Project.
Art on Barton
An Atelier Aquatic Public Art, Education and Marine Conservation Event.
Involving a group of local and international artists to come to Port Barton to create ‘Marine Murals’ on the theme of Sea Turtle awareness, education and conservation in beautiful Port Barton Marine Park.
As part of the event WWF Philippines, Be Green (local sustainable tourism NGO), Department for Environment and Natural resources (DENR) will be delivering Sea Turtle Information, Education and Communication Workshops.
Reef Check Surveys
Reef Surveys in Port Barton, Palawan to continue ongoing monitoring of marine ecosystem health. Results to be fed back to local stakeholders and through creative educational projects.
'Reef Check system focusing on the abundance of particular coral reef organisms that best reflect the condition of the ecosystem and that are easily recognizable to the general public. Selection of these “indicator” organisms was based on their economic and ecological value, their sensitivity to human impacts and ease of identification'.
ABC in the SEA
Outreach and Engagement
Bringing the Sea to the Community...
ABC in the SEA Colouring Book - Make your mark, keep the colour in the Ocean! ABC in the SEA is a beautifully illustrated colouring book exploring the marvellous marine life on planet Earth. Drawing in the reader to become an aquatic artist, explorer and eco-hero.
The Last Straw Campaign
The Last Straw Campaign seeks to activate citizens through a grassroots campaign to encourage individuals to push for change in restaurant protocol and practices in their local communities around the world.