Recently the Great Barrier Reef – world’s largest coral reef system – was housing a unique art event: the Undersea Art Exhibition. As the name already reveals, the art exhibition took place underwater, at the Marine World activity platform of the cruise-company Reef Magic in the outer Great Barrier Reef, and was only accessible for those venturing out diving or snorkeling the reef.
The stunning work that was on display in the marine galleries was a collection of single-edition prints on aluminium made by the up-and-coming Australian artist BJ Price. The artist, who lives in a tranquil area of Queensland, found the inspiration for his artwork in the reef while exploring it into detail, and translates the beauty he encounters underwater into colourful, abstract paintings, making the attractiveness of the reef accessible for all.
The exhibition not only shows the magnificent attractiveness of the reef, but also inspires to take action to protect the world’s largest biological marine structure.
As the exhibition was on for only four days – from the 10th to 13th December – and there’s no opportunity to visit it anymore, here’s a video of the underwater exhibition.