Bringing the Oceans
Into the Streets Around The World

Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans

Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans is PangeaSeed Foundation’s public art program that brings the
message of ocean conservation into streets around the globe. By collaborating with an ever-growing
community of 200+ international contemporary artists, we have created nearly 300
murals in 12 countries around the world since the program’s establishment in 2014.

While our oceans are the Earth’s life support system, providing 70% of the oxygen we breathe, a
sixth of the animal protein people eat, medicines that keep us alive and healthy, and so much
more, human impact in the form of overfishing, climate change, development, plastics, and other
forms of pollution are taking a toll on the health of our seas. Unfortunately, these critical issues
are often complex, multi-faceted and hard to understand for the average citizen. Through public
art, Sea Walls has the opportunity to translate facts into visual stories that engage the public in a
non-confrontational manner, and increase awareness.

All artists who contribute to Sea Walls volunteer their time and exceptional talent to our cause.
Many of the artists are in high-demand, and it is a great honor to be able to have their support.
In the lead-up to a Sea Walls project, artists are given research material to familiarize themselves
with relevant marine environmental issues that they will become spokespeople for. Through this
process, Sea Walls nurtures a community of creative ambassadors for our world’s oceans.

Public Art Beautifies and Revitalizes Communities

Our primary goal with Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans project is to bring the beauty and the plight of our oceans into streets and the world around us. The power and relevance of public art is undeniable with its ability to revitalize and beautify once decaying neighborhoods and districts. And by harnessing this incredible medium, we are (re)connecting and educating communities, both coastal and landlocked, with the planet’s most important ecosystem.

Cultural Immersion and Field Excursions

Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans activations carry a variety of activations including to organize cultural immersion and field excursions to participating artists, staff and partners. By facilitating the experience along with historical and cultural significance of locations, volunteering participants can build deeper connections to the communities. Moreover, we organize hands-on educational activities to study local conservation efforts aimed at helping to protect threatened specific ocean ecosystems and species.

Youth Workshops

Youth are the future of tomorrow, it is imperative we provide educational opportunities for those young (and old) within these communities where we volunteer. Via Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans, we host youth-focused art workshops, family film screenings and community beach clean-ups. Working closely with local governments and educators, and providing necessary tools, we create opportunities to better educate and inspire the next generation of ocean stewards.

Local Partnerships

With Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans being a global project, cultural sensitivity and partnerships with local artists and governments are incredibly important to the success and impact of the activation. Creating a cultural exchange and open dialogue between local and international artists helps to bridge gaps, share knowledge and foster creativity.

Fostering Public Awareness

At PangeaSeed Foundation, we identify with the importance of science and fostering groundbreaking research. While communicating scientific data to the general public has its challenges, by harnessing the power of public art, we have the opportunity to reach the masses and communicate vital scientific information in a manner that is approachable and inspiring.

Globe-Spanning Collaborations

The issues affecting our oceans are global in scale, and international collaborations are key to solving them. At PangeaSeed Foundation, we are building an international community of concerned creatives, and offer a platform unlike any other on the planet, giving the oceans a unified voice and addressing pressing ocean environmental issues in communities around the world.

Past Sea Walls Activations

  • Sea-Walls-NZ-2017

    Churchill, Canada (2017)
  • Sea-Walls-NZ-2017

    Napier, New Zealand (2017)
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    San Diego, CA (2016)

    Toronto, Canada (2016)
  • Poster_NoArtists

    Napier, New Zealand (2016)

    Miami, FL (2015)
  • 3.SW.Cozumel.Poster.72dpi

    Cozumel, Mexico (2015)
  • Sea Walls - Art Basel Miami (2014)

    Miami, FL (2014)
  • SW.SD.2.web
    San Diego, CA (2014)
  • Sea Walls - Isla Mujeres (2014)

    Isla Mujeres, Mexico (2014)