SAN DIEGO, California – PangeaSeed Foundation, in collaboration with Cohort Collective, Surfrider Foundation and Kaaboo Del Mar, just wrapped it up their 2nd edition of Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans mural festival in San Diego.
Non-profit organization PangeaSeed Foundation is continuing their worthy cause to harness the power of art, science and creativity to generate awareness, stimulate dialogue, change perception, and inspire positive change around pressing ocean environmental issues. Their newest edition of Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans, which focus on overfishing, plastics and pollution, global climate change and habitat loss through production of large-scale murals, will be taking place from March 11-20, 2016, in New Zealand.
For this event 29 renowned contemporary artists from across the world and New Zealand will beautify Napier’s streetscape and highlight marine environmental issues relevant to the local community. Bringing this unique project to the home to numerous endangered endemic species of flora and fauna both on land and in the ocean, the mural painting will be accompanied by educational field excursions and cultural tours for the artists, a public art exhibition, film screenings, and live art demonstrations. The list of participating artists include Aaron Glasson, Askew, Cinzah, Dirty Bandits, Faith47, Jason Botkin, Meggs, Phibs, Twoone and many more.
Aaron Glasson is the Creative Director for PangeaSeed, an international organization which collaborates with members of the art, science, and environmental activist communities to raise awareness of marine issues. PangeaSeed is dedicated educating people about the current problems surrounding the conservation and preservation of sharks and other marine species in peril. Aaron’s personal creativity also holds its own in the art world, as can be seen from his projects and
VNA: Tell us more about PangeaSeed?
Aaron Glasson: PangeaSeed is a collective of creative people concerned about the state of the worlds oceans. We’ use art and design as a tool to educate and inspire people to get behind marine conservation and create positive change.
Oceanic do-gooders PangeaSeed have just finished up their inaugural Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans festival in Isla Mujeres, Mexico – aiming to help save Mexico’s oceans and endangered marine life via public art and activism (ARTivism).
Those lovely ocean-conscious chaps over at PangeaSeed made this awesome video at POW! WOW! Hawaii 2014. Featuring 3 amigos, Skinner, Spencer Keeton-Cunningham and Aaron Glasson, you can check out the fully finished Sea Wall mural, as well as a few cats like Ron English and Apex diving with sharks on the day out that the PangeaSeed crew organised.
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This documents the creation of a series of site-specific public street paintings, which flow through from Mattancheery to Fort Kochi. Each piece contains a thematic narrative which can be read in any order.
The paintings build on themes Vexta has been exploring in her work for some time. Conceptually her work explores themes of metamorphosis, transcendence and our interconnectedness with the surrounding environment, through the creation of contemporary, secular works which play with ideas of life /death and the feminine experience.
Travel and the creation of site specific work that reflects the locations that they are made are important in Vexta’s practice and her response to the environment plays a significant part in the process of conceptual development.
Cinematography: Aaron Glasson & Rah Akaishi
Editors: Aaron Glasson & Rah Akaishi
Music by: ISNOD
Sound recordings: Bruce Miller
Special Thanks: Converse, Ironlak, Very Nearly Almost, Arts Victoria, Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2012