During January and early February we will be hosting an exhibition of amazing oceans pictures taken during the Greenpeace ship Esperanza’s epic trip from the Arctic to the Antarctic to reveal the wonders that lie beneath the surface of our oceans and confront the threats they face.
The exhibition will launch on Saturday 18th January between 10am and 4pm when Greenpeace Bristol will offer an Ocean Experience Day in the Downstairs Gallery. Amazing oceans pictures will be on display, taken by photographers including Denis Sinyakov and Shane Cross working for Greenpeace. Visitors will have a unique opportunity to explore the oceans via a special Virtual Reality Experience.
The exhibition will end on Saturday February 6th with a fun Quiz and social evening starting at 7:30pm – an entry of £3 per person will go towards Greenpeace campaigns and people are welcome to come as a team or individuals can come and join a team on the night
Photographs will be high quality A2 size. All proceeds from sales will go directly to Greenpeace.
It wasn’t long ago that the oceans were thought to be too vast to be permanently damaged by human actions. However, the risks posed by overfishing, deep sea mining and pollution, coupled with the growing pressures of climate change and ocean acidification, mean that ocean life is more threatened than ever before in human history. Scientists tell us that if we are to avoid the worst effects of climate change and safeguard wildlife, we need to protect at least 30% of our oceans by 2030. The Greenpeace mission is to secure a Global Ocean Treaty, agreed at the UN, to protect the oceans that lie outside national waters.
Visitors can see the exhibition during our opening hours, Tuesday to Saturday from 11am to 11pm.