The impacts of climate change are already here. Are we too late to avert the consequences of our actions, or can we still try to mitigate the effects of rising temperatures and extreme weather?
It’s just one conversation that Waves of Change Festival hopes to achieve. Happening from Aug 5 to 27 at ArtScience Cinema (ArtScience Museum), the festival is an annual celebration of the big blue to inspire love, care and action for the ocean.
It invites visitors to find out more about the ocean’s amazing marine life and hear from inspiring young people working in this space through thought-provoking conservation art, films, and talks by experts in their field. Plus, all events are free of charge (talks are ticketed on a first-come, first-served basis). Here’s what you can expect.
Films that explore ocean-related themes
From the latest documentaries like Deep Rising about deep-sea mining, narrated by Jason Momoa, to fascinating connections between man and wildlife in Patrick and the Whale, there’ll be something for the whole family to enjoy. Visitors will explore themes such as marine sanctuaries, incredible wildlife, climate change and habitat destruction.
Thought-provoking conservation art
Created alongside mission-minded artists, this year’s showcase offers a diverse range of artworks, such as sculptures created from marine debris, augmented reality art, and interactive multimedia experiences that highlight the state of corals and climate change.
The exhibition features artworks by Artwave Studio, Hamish Betts, Hello Jayne, Ho Yi Dan, Jamela Law, Reem Chalak, Roger Ng Wei Lun, Sofiya Shukhova, StarD Studio, Sun Woo Yoon and YongL.
Talks to start the conversation
A host of talks (remember to pre-book your seats) offer a safe space to learn about the environment and exchange ideas with experts in their field. Listen to top minds from Singapore’s conservation scene such as Biogirl MJ, Conservation International Singapore, EB Impact, Marine Stewards, The Meshminds Foundation and Young Nautilus. Be inspired as they discuss a variety of ocean-related topics, from how youths are shaping policies and driving action, to designing artificial coastal defences.
All events are held at ArtScience Cinema, Level 4, and are free of charge and family-friendly. Due to limited seating, admission to talks will be ticketed and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.