Adelaide artist Andrew Baines is known for his high impact, surreal images. We are inviting members of the public to take part in his next huge piece and become part of a living art work with a message, on 28 May in Largs Bay.
To finish the piece, a series of photographs will be taken which aim to draw attention to the devastating impact of micro-plastics in our oceans. It will link in with World Ocean’s Day on Thursday 8 June.
Mayor Gary Johanson has pushed the project and is excited about the opportunity to get people thinking about their natural surroundings in new ways.
“We are working together to raise awareness of the impact on plastics on marine environments and to encourage solutions to plastic problems and marine litter along with the devastating effects these have on our natural environment.”
“It is a chance to contemplate the ocean whilst creating a living art work for onlookers to ponder over.”
Andrew said, "You're standing in the water for 15 to 20 minutes and you're just looking out into the horizon and you sort of become one with nature and it brings out your primeval sort of instincts.”
Mayor Johanson said, “Protecting our environment forms a significant part of our City of Port Adelaide Enfield City Plan 2030.”
“As we move into the future we are looking at everything from waste management planning through to how we can implement programs, all with the goal of becoming more environmentally sustainable and protecting our natural assets for ourselves and for future generations.”
EVERYBODY IS WELCOME!
Meet - 9am on Sunday 28th May, next to the jetty in Largs Bay.
Wear - A dark suit (or long pants, long sleeves) and top hats.
Bring - Bring a black umbrella if it looks like rain.
What - Stand knee deep in water for for a photoshoot. Total time approximately 45 minutes.
This event is a collaboration between United Nations Association of Australia (SA), The City of Port Adelaide Enfield, United Nations Information Centre and Surrealist Artist Andrew Baines.