Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Ocean Arts & Culture in all its forms, is now being used to inspire, engage and build a conscious culture that views our world in a different light.

We Spotlight Ocean Authors, Ocean Filmmakers and Underwater Photographers, Artists and Musicians

We support their work in our Galleries, and by showcasing their cultural exhibits, festivals and any events that sponsor these creative Ocean Artists. Many of our Ocean Artists can be followed in the blogs that follow and most of these Authors, Artists, Photographers and Filmmakers have been part of the Blue Ocean Summit interviews.

Featured Art & Photo Galleries

Take a visual dive into the underwater world with these three featured Galleries (left); the first profiles the work of Big Animal photographer Amos Nachoum whom you ‘met’ at Blue Ocean Summit 2016 (BOS). The second gallery spotlights the spectacular underwater imagery of Burt Jones and Maureen Shimlock (BOS 2014) from their photo essays of Raja Ampat.  Our third gallery presents the amazing sculptural pieces of Courtney Mattison (BOS 2016). More Gallery Presentations and interviews with Ocean Artists are scheduled this year – sign up to our newsletter to make sure you don’t miss meeting these gifted change-makers.

Change the culture, change the world. Artists are central to social change.”
Artist Favianna Rodriguez

The Kraken sited off Virgin Gorda

The Kraken sited off Virgin Gorda

The Kraken is a legendary sea creature that haunted the imagination of seafarers for centuries. The origins of the legend may have been with sightings of giant squids in the Atlantic where its size and fearsome appearance inspired numerous stories of encounters...

Environmental Books: Take One To The Beach This Summer

Environmental Books: Take One To The Beach This Summer

Summer is almost here, time for the beach. What to pack in the picnic basket? Don’t forget the cooler and remember to bring along a good book. Something light or maybe not, how about everything you need to know about climate change or saving entangled whales. Flowers...

Is it the destiny of Kiribati to disappear beneath the waves?

Is it the destiny of Kiribati to disappear beneath the waves?

Unless you are in the eye of a hurricane or your basement is flooding at high tide, you might think that global warming is an abstract problem that only affects others. You might even consider climate change a hoax perpetrated by politicians. But what if you lived on...

Make a Date with the Ocean, See Blue the Film

Make a Date with the Ocean, See Blue the Film

“The ocean has done so much for us, now we have the opportunity to do something meaningful for the ocean…to offer it our protection…This is our home, our future” --Blue the Film   Make a Date With the Ocean! In celebration of #WorldOceansDay, the award-winning film...

Powerful Images of Plastic Pollution Go Viral

Powerful Images of Plastic Pollution Go Viral

Creatives have been paying attention to the plight of the ocean and thanks to their keen observations and social media influence, these photos and videos have shone bright lights on the magnitude of the plastic pollution problem. By having their images go viral, these...

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Plastic Pollution

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Plastic Pollution

When we look at the good, the bad and the ugly of plastic pollution in our oceans, we unfortunately, find much more bad and ugly than good news. Like the ancient mariner who uttered “Until my Ghastly Tale is Told, This Heart Within Me Burns” we're going to tell the...

Marie Tharp is why we don’t have a Flat Ocean Society…

Marie Tharp is why we don’t have a Flat Ocean Society…

We celebrate trailblazing women who contribute to ocean science, a field that has been largely dominated by men. Case in point: Marie Tharp was the woman who mapped the ocean floor and discovered the Mid-Ocean Ranges, chains of moving mountains that disproved existing...

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