National Gallery to showcase coral reefs

| 04/02/2018
CNS Local Life

The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands

(CNS Local Life): In recognition of the third International Year of the Reef (IYOR), the National Gallery will be opening an exhibition of underwater photography next month that focuses on the coral reefs around the Cayman Islands. Towards that end, the gallery is inviting photographers to submit their work for consideration to be included in the exhibition.

The celebration is a programme of the International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI), an informal partnership among nations and organisations which strive to preserve coral reefs and related ecosystems around the world. IYOR is global effort to increase awareness and understanding of the value of and threats to coral reefs; to support related conservation, research and management efforts; and to promote conservation.

The planned National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (NGCI) exhibition will be supported by a series of events and lectures held in partnership with local environmental authorities and educators, stated a press release.

Photographers should email their work to the curator at Deadline for submission is Friday, 10 February 2018 at 5pm. A maximum of three works per artist will be considered. Submissions must be accompanied by a biography (200 words maximum) and include a link to the photographer’s website, if applicable.

Successful submissions will be notified by email no later than Monday, 20 February. Final artwork needs to be delivered “exhibition ready” to NGCI on Saturday, 17 March, 2018. The exhibition will run from Friday, 23 March through Friday, 27 April.

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Category: Marine Environment

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