Art on show in Brighton and Hove & East and West Sussex
Due to the astounding success of the Whale Tail project (March 2015), The World Cetacean Alliance (WCA) would like to ask you to take part in their next project and help them with a similar art project being launched in Brighton in February 2016.
WCA are calling for artists to create a piece of artwork (sculpture, collage, etc) incorporating ghost netting, which will be used to raise awareness of the problem of ghost gear in our seas, and which will be auctioned to raise funds for WCA’s campaign.
As with the whale tails, there will be considerable promotional benefits for you, as the artist. Display plaques accompanying each piece in local venues and at The Outdoor Show, London, will display your name and contact details.
There will be online promotion by the WCA and our allies, who have a global social media reach of over 500,000. Selected pieces also attract celebrity endorsements, which will vastly increase the social media reach and your profile.
[WCA will arrange the display of the artwork across venues in Brighton during February 2016. A number of pieces will also be on display at The Telegraph’s Outdoor Show, which is expected to attract at least 50,000 visitors. The artwork will be promoted through WCA’s social media campaign and will conclude with the pieces being auctioned online, with funds going to WCA’s ‘Net Effect’ campaign.]
As you are aware, the World Cetacean Alliance (WCA) is the world’s largest global partnership working to protect whales, dolphins and porpoises (cetaceans). Our Secretariat is based in Brighton, where we coordinate projects with our international allies to conserve and protect cetaceans and their habitat, and to phase out the keeping of cetaceans in captivity.
Ghost nets are fishing nets that have been accidentally or deliberately left or lost at sea, killing over 100,000 marine mammals and countless other wildlife every year. Just a short stroll along Brighton beach will uncover bags of netting (and other plastics and waste) all of which pose a deadly threat to the marine wildlife.
Will you support our work by creating a piece of ‘Untangled’ artwork using ghost netting found on our local beaches?
We will be hosting a meeting for all interested ‘Untangled’ Artists on Monday 7th December (from 8pm – 9.30pm), upstairs in the Freemasons (38-39 Western Road, Hove BN3 1AF) to meet, thank and brief everyone. This will also be your opportunity to ask us questions, play around with the ghost netting, and begin your creative process. We will also take the opportunity to talk through the different promotional possibilities, and how we can help each other gain maximum publicity for the work.
If you are unable to attend this meeting, the WCA team will be available at the WCA Offices (World Cetacean Alliance, Studio 3, Lower Promenade, Madeira Drive, Brighton, BN2 1ET) on Tuesday 8th December from 11am – 1pm.
If you are interested and would like to come along to our meeting, or would like more information, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office: +44(0)1273 355011