- Location：National Museum of Marine Science and Technology
- Disciplines and Media：Visual Arts,Installation Art,Architecture,Sculpture,Ceramics,Design,Art crafts,Interdisciplinary
- Residency Period：1 month（2015.05.14-06.07）
- Grant：Accommodation,Living and working costs
- Institution Provide：Volunteers
- Paid by artist：Others
Paradise: Sustainable Oceans
Taiwan is surrounded by the gentle hug of the ocean with all its reflection directly on Taiwanese culture. National Museum of Marine Science and Technology (NMMST) has all the open, diverse, free, comprehensive, and vital qualities for showing the diversity, richness and amazement of the ocean. The National Museum of Marine Science and Technology is happy to present the International Environment Art Project in 2015. This art project will foster cooperation between artists, scientists and community people and bring exciting interactive artworks to Keelung that will interpret the theme of “Paradise - Sustainable Oceans." We are happy to host this new event and welcome artists to our museum and the community.
We also reintroduce the marine life and culture of Badouzi in a different way for promoting art experiences in human, life and the environment, and for showing the importance of sustainable nature resources. “Embracing, appreciating and sustaining the ocean” are the goals we are working toward.
Lying at the heart of a renowned Northeast Coastal Scenic Area that incorporates Jiufen, Jinguashi, Ruifang, Jinshan and Wanli, the NMMST forms a pivotal attraction in the region. With visitors flocking to this worldclass seaside tourist and recreation area for a unique marine experience, the museum is expected to enhance marine researches, education and conservation, and to publicize the ocean's invaluable worth in the future.
Paradise: Sustainable Oceans
The island of Taiwan was originally called “Formosa”, meaning beautiful island, by the Portuguese explorers who first came there in 1544 and sailed around the lush green unspoiled tropical island. By striving to reverse current conditions and improve the environment we hope to attain an ecological paradise with sustainable oceans in this time of ocean acidification, global warming and increasing pollution.
The theme for 2015 is Paradise: Sustainable Oceans. The artworks will be about the changing conditions in the oceans and aim to use natural, recycled and coastal trash as materials to make the region a “paradise” for children and families to share fun and joy, besides, raising public awareness about caring for the marine environment. The artworks will be about encouraging the improvement of conditions in the world’s oceans and protecting our oceans and coastal environments.
2015 will be the 1st year of this marine environment art project that is organized by the NMMST and supported with community development and economic improvement funds from national and local government. The selected artists will work with community residents, visitors and volunteers to create large-scale interactive outdoor sculpture installations that will raise awareness about ocean environmental issues, develop community pride, and attract more visitors to the area.
Let's come and join our art project.
National Museum of Marine Science & Technology (NMMST)
For more ideas about sustainable oceans and a green environment, see the website