Free ‘Waves of Change Festival’ to be held at ArtScience Museum from Sep 10

It will feature ocean-related exhibitions and films on display till Oct 9.

Fitri Mahad

Published: 2 September 2022, 6:49 PM

Dive into the world of ocean conservation as the Waves of Change Festival 2022 crashes onto our shores from Sep 10 to Oct 9.

Held at the ArtScience Museum, this festival will feature multiple ocean-related exhibitions by award-winning writers, underwater photographers and artists free of charge.

Organised by non-profit ocean advocacy group Coastal Natives, the festival intends to inspire “love, care and action” for the ocean by letting visitors learn about marine life, the impacts of global warming and how to fight eco-anxiety through community and activism.

The festival will feature several exhibitions, including ‘Singapore From Below’ that explores Singapore’s underwater flora and fauna through underwater photography and ‘Peering Into Our Future’, featuring the work of five award-winning writers that tell the tale of a “dystopian” Singapore future if no one takes action to care for its waters.

You can also perk up your ears to ‘Blind Diving: Pulau Hantu’, an audio experience that explores Singapore’s ocean waters and describes the feeling of being in a coral spawning event. It is inspired by true accounts and was initially created for individuals with vision loss. This series is created by Artwave Studio, in collaboration with the Coastal Natives community.

Also included in the festival are screenings of local and feature films, such as I am Greta and Sea People of Singapore. All screenings are non-ticketed but are on a first come first served basis.

Visitors can also attend various talks and workshops on ocean conservation during the festival, and there will also be opportunities to meet the creators behind certain artworks.

More information on the exhibitions, pre-booking information and the artists can be found here.

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