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

First World Ocean Festival Comes To NYC

First World Ocean Festival Comes To NYC

By land and by sea, the inaugural World Ocean Festival will take place on June 4, in New York City to kick off The Ocean Conference to be held June 5-9, 2017.  The new public event was revealed on April 11 at United Nations Headquarters during a press briefing by...

How Do We Revolutionize Our World? –  Rob Stewart

How Do We Revolutionize Our World? – Rob Stewart

 “We have the greatest opportunity in history to do something right, to right the wrongs, to be a hero, to save ecosystems, to create a world that’s beautiful.” ~ Rob Stewart In celebration of Rob Stewart's life, we've posted his 2015 Blue Ocean Summit interview for...

We Protect What We Understand – Jean-Michel Cousteau

We Protect What We Understand – Jean-Michel Cousteau

“protect the Ocean and you protect yourself” ~ Jean-Michel Costeau The name “Cousteau” has become synonymous with the ocean, as Jacques Yves Cousteau's legacy has been carried on by his family. His son, Jean-Michel Cousteau, believes that the key to creating a more...

Fifty Shades of Blue, A Valentine From The Deep

Fifty Shades of Blue, A Valentine From The Deep

Happy Valentine's Day to all Ocean Lovers. Have we got some risque stories for you, care of our friends from the deep! First, the cute stuff. The racy comes later! Make sure to read to the end. The Ocean Conservancy celebrates this day by highlighting some very...

Don’t Miss National Geographic’s “Sea of Hope”

Don’t Miss National Geographic’s “Sea of Hope”

This coming Sunday evening, Jan. 15 at 7pm, ET, we are in for a real treat on the National Geographic Channel, Sea of Hope is a must see event or even better, a must record event, because you will want to see this program again and again. Marine Conservation and...

Banner Image © Jones/Shimlock—Secret Sea Visions