NinetyFive Percent Exhibition raises awareness of global coral bleaching
Thurs, 5 Nov, 6-9pm
- When 6 Nov - 7 Nov 2015
7 Randle Lane, Surry Hills 2010
The NinetyFive Percent movement is bringing art and science together with an exhibition to raise awareness of the risks of global coral bleaching. This environmental phenomenon threatens 38% of the world’s coral reef systems and the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) estimates it may devastate approximately 12,000 square kilometres of these rich marine environments by the end of this year.
Curated by Director of NinetyFive Percent, Jaimee Paul, who is a current fourth year Bachelor of Design (Hons) student and winner of the Royal Doulton UNSW Art & Design Prize 2014, the exhibition will feature visual representations of the impact of coral bleaching by 20 environmentally focused artists. Featured artists include Bachelor of Design student Arquette Cooke, Master of Art students Kareena Zerefos and Kirsten Duncombe and Bachelor of Design graduates Luschia Porter and Carly Casey.
NinetyFive Percent is Paul's major project at UNSW Art & Design responding to a collaborative brief from Underwater Earth. NinetyFive Percent was named in response to the XL Catlin Seaview Survey, which found 95% of the world’s oceans remain unseen and unexplored by humans. The organisation aims to raise awareness on the issue of global coral bleaching, and the importance of protecting one of the world’s most beautiful and significant resources.
“I created NinetyFive Percent as a vehicle to share the hard work being done to analyse and visually document what is happening in our oceans,” says Paul. “Ocean warming and coral bleaching is such a vital symptom of climate change. Every person needs to be aware of the threat it poses to the environment,” she adds.
Ten percent of all sales will be donated to Underwater Earth, a not-for-profit organisation established to visually document changes in oceans caused by global warming.
Find out more about Coral Bleaching.