Exhibit for local dolphin research
EVERYONE is invited to the launch of a new exhibition To the Sea this Saturday evening (June 12) at the Byron Bay Community Centre aimed at raising money for local dolphin research projects.
More than 20 artists and photographers have donated pieces to the exhibition which is aimed at raising funds for Southern Cross University's Dolphin Ecology and Acoustics Project and its two newest programs Adopt-a-Dolphin and The Dolphin Sighting Network.
Guest speaker, local environmentalist and artist, Dailan Pugh will officially open the exhibition, which will include refreshments from Byron Bay Organic Kitchen and the Byron Bay Premium Brewery, live music and an auction of a selection of exclusive, one-off artworks.
The exhibition, which will run until June 14, will include works on the theme of the ocean donated by many local and interstate artists and photographers including Terezka Beck, Harry Daily and John D'errey.
Dr Liz Hawkins, principal researcher for the Dolphin Ecology and Acoustics Project said funds raised from the exhibition would go towards helping researchers understand more about local dolphins and how to conserve them in their natural environment.
The launch of the exhibition To the Sea will take place in the Southern Cross University room in the Byron Bay Community Centre this Saturday, June 12. Doors open 6.30pm, Dailan Pugh will officially open the exhibition at 7.30pm and the auction will begin at 8pm. All work will remain on display until Monday, June 14.
For further information and the full list of artists, go to Southern Cross University's Dolphin Ecology and Acoustic Project website: www.dolphinresearchaustralia