Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Ocean Art, 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...

57th NOGI Awards at DEMA 2017

57th NOGI Awards at DEMA 2017

The Academy of Underwater Arts & Sciences will be presenting the 57th NOGI Awards on Thursday November 2 at the Rosen Center Hotel in conjunction with the DEMA Show in Orlando Florida. Often considered the "Oscars of the Ocean", this annual black-tie gala is an...

Total Solar Eclipse and Poet’s Day Collide.

Total Solar Eclipse and Poet’s Day Collide.

August 21 was a good day when millions of Americans stopped business (and political arguments) as usual to connect with nature. It's been 99 years since the last total eclipse washed America coast-to-coast. People waxed rhapsodic - some saying it was "Life Changing" -...

Michele Westmorland, Photographer, Filmmaker, World Traveler

Michele Westmorland, Photographer, Filmmaker, World Traveler

Michele Westmorland keeps a very busy schedule traveling between Melanesia and her home outside Seattle and points in between. The award winning photographer and filmmaker was interviewed during our 2015 Summit and recently, we were very pleased to catch up with her...

Oceanic x Ibiza Throw A Giant Ocean Party

Oceanic x Ibiza Throw A Giant Ocean Party

What could be a better place to throw a giant party for the ocean than on the Mediterranean island of Ibiza. Famous for its nightlife, throbbing dance floors and beautiful, young visitors from around the world, Ibiza and Oceanic Global will host their party on July...

Chasing Coral: Don’t Miss It!!

Chasing Coral: Don’t Miss It!!

Attention, all Blue Ocean Community, mark your calendars for the July 14 premier of Chasing Coral on Netflix. You don’t want to miss this compelling report on the plight of the world’s coral reefs. Chasing Coral is the story of a group of dedicated divers, scientists,...

Oceanic Global x London Event

Oceanic Global x London Event

Oceanic Global and Advaya Initiative join forces for Good On Friday 30th June Oceanic Global and Advaya Initiative are coming together for an exciting collaboration in anticipation of another exciting event, Oceanic x Ibiza, on 20th July. Purchase tickets for this...

2 Minutes in Sherman’s Lagoon –   Jim Toomey

2 Minutes in Sherman’s Lagoon – Jim Toomey

 “Saint Peter said something to the effect of, “We’re getting an awful lot of sharks up here what’s going on down there?” And he said, “Well they’re killing all the sharks on planet Earth.” So Saint Peter sent him back down to earth and said, “You’re not ready to die...

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