2024 Tour Stops for the "Oceanic 31" Exhibition

31 Artists for 31 Species of Oceanic Sharks and Rays :

The Oceanic 31 Art Exhibition is continuing into 2024 with several stops in the UK until it culminates in the final destination at the Royal Geographic Society in London. The exhibition was put together by Shark Trust UK to reach a new audience and educate and inspire them about the incredible shark and ray marine life that call the ocean home. As part of the Big Shark Pledge campaign, Oceanic 31 is  a collection of work by a group of international artists (of which I'm proud to be one) who are passionate about the ocean, sharks, conservation, and who are using their art to inform and educate in order to bring about change. 

Oceanic refers to the vast expanse of the open seas, away from land. The creatures highlighted in Oceanic 31 primarily inhabit this open ocean environment for a large portion of their lives. These waters lie beyond any specific country's borders, falling outside standard jurisdiction and are particularly susceptible to overexploitation due to the absence of agreed-upon management and enforcement of regulations.

The global abundance of oceanic sharks and rays has declined 71% over the last 50 years, primarily due to overfishing.

Limited edition prints of some of the artworks are available to buy for £35. After the exhibition has toured, the original artworks will be raffled or auctioned off in an online.  and raffle tickets on sale for a final auction in November for a chance of owning an original, with all profits going to the Big Shark Pledge campaign. 


Oceanic 2024 Tour Dates:

1. Deep Sea World, Fife: 25th March – 28th April

2. South Block, WASPS, 60-64 Osborne Street, Glasgow: 30th April – 11th May (Please note the exhibition will not open on middle weekend)

3. Ocean Studios, Royal William Yard, Plymouth: 1st - 31st July

4. Bristol Aquarium: 2nd August - 2nd September

5. The Pavilion, Royal Geographical Society, London: 26th November - 7th December

My Contribution - "Soaring Squadron":

I was really honoured to be asked to participate in this exhibition. As a scuba diver, I see first-hand these incredible animals in their magical water world. Click the image to go to the digital guidebook to read more about this fantastic exhibition!

Quick Links:

Digital Guidebook for the "Oceanic 31" Exhibition - Learn about the cause, the artists and the works all in this digital guidebook.

View the Exhibition online - Can't make it in person? Check out the virtual exhibition!

Buy prints of the artwork - Want to buy your favourite art from the show? You can now buy your favourite prints in limited edition online.

Interested in the original art auction? - The auction event is being finalised at the moment. It will be an online auction where you can bid for your favourite artwork. Watch out for more news on this later in the year. If you would like to register your interest and get an email notification in being part of the final auction to buy one of the original pieces, register here

About Shark Trust UK - Learn about this dynamic non-profit and all their amazing vision, action and activities.


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