The ocean deserves its own day

Drawing attention to World Oceans Day in Durban is Kim Kandan from the KZNSA Gallery and Lauren Laing from Wildtrust. PHOTO: Sophie Thompson

WORLD Oceans Day will be celebrated globally on Friday, 8 June with this year’s theme focussing on the prevention of plastic pollution and encouraging solutions for a healthy ocean.

KZNSA Gallery is one of the participating venues for ISEA2018, the 24th International Symposium on Electronic Art, the first ISEA to be held in the African sub-continent which comes to various venues Durban from 23 to 30 June. One of the major areas of focus for ISEA2018 is the public social artistic commentary on a myriad of environmental issues, with interventions, research, film screenings and exhibitions with an interesting environmental, conservation, green and eco theme.

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Lauren Laing from Wildtrust is part of the team that will be putting on a documentary series called ‘Our Oceans’ at the Nature, Environment and Wildlife Filmmakers Congress (NEWF), a festival of films and documentaries taking place at Durban Botanic Gardens from 16 to 18 July. The event is designed to kick-start the next generation of nature, environment, wildlife and adventure filmmakers.

Visit: http://www.worldoceansday.org.

 

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