In popular imagination sharks are the epitome of the dangerous animal. However, the statistics tell a different story:
The Sydney exhibition which is open and free to the public, features works by more than 30 artists from around the world. The exhibition includes a new Australian dimension – works by Australian Indigenous artists that explore sharks as totems and our relationship to them, alongside photographs and artefacts from leading ocean environmentalist Valerie Taylor, who with her late husband Ron Taylor, transformed themselves from spear fishers to shark protectors.
Austrailian National Maritime Museum
“We kill millions of sharks every year. Today many species are under severe threat. Sharks are long-lived and slow to reproduce. When species are decimated, they are slow to recover, even when environmental action plans are in place.”
Valerie Taylor – Shark expert, diver, conservationist
Austrailian National Maritime Museum, Sydney, 11th Dec 2018 – 2nd June 2019
Hong Kong Maritime Museum, Hong Kong, June 2017
Parkview Square, Singapore, March 2017
National Museum of China, Beijing, August 2015 – Septemeber 2015
Ekaterina Cultural Foundation, Moscow, May 2015 – June 2015
Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, Monaco, June 2014 – March 2015
One of the problems with data is its inability to lend itself to real life. Its only when things manifest themselves physically that we begin to understand the abstract numbers of scientific research
The exhibition closed on October 12 - here are some pics of the dismantling in process. We'll have revealing stats from the visitor surveys shortly, so check back on the website soon!
Parkview Green, as we’ve already mentioned, is a one-of-a-kind building. It brings together art, retail, fashion, technology and sustainability under one roof. It’s the home of Salone Monaco (which is the base for Parkview Arts Action!) and regularly holds exciting events. Design Week was no different.