Adelaide artist Andrew Baines is known for his surreal art, and particularly for his photography installations on South Australia's scenic coast. His resulting photography is quirky, amusing and often carries a powerful social message.
The United Nations has declared Thursday June 8 as World Oceans Day, a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future. It's a unique opportunity to honour, help protect, and conserve the world's oceans.
In his latest project, Andrew Baines has turned his sights on the problem of waste in our oceans, and specifically how they are being suffocated by micro-plastics. His latest art installation is designed to use shock treatment to illustrate and highlight this message in time for World Oceans Day. However, Andrew needs your help to create his imagery.
You're invited to join Andrew Baines and hundreds of others on the beach next to Largs Bay Jetty on Sunday the 28th of May at 9am for a large scale photo shoot. There is a theme, and participants are requested to follow these requirements:
Please dress only in dark suits, or all dark attire (long sleeve shirts and long pants)
Wear a black top hat (can be obtained from party hire and sales shops, costume shops, or craft shops)
On the beach, next to Largs Bay Jetty
Date and time Sunday the 28th of May at 9am
Everybody is welcome to come along to support World Oceans Day, and show their concern for the problem of plastic pollution in our oceans. It's a fun opportunity to dress up for social good and to help make our world a better place.
The photo shoot will take approximately 45 minutes. Please also bring a black umbrella if rain is likely. It ill be great fun - help make a difference for our planet!