Monday, May 27, 2019

Weave for the Reef with SpongeBob SquarePants at MCA in NSW, Australia

SpongeBob SquarePants: Weave for the Reef at MCA, Presented by Conversation Starters 2019: Temperature Rising


Australia - Contribute to an ocean-inspired collaborative loom at the Museum of Contemporary Art, as Nickelodeon and MCA celebrates the 20th anniversary of SpongeBob SquarePants these school holidays!

Speaking to the ongoing devastating impact of plastic in our oceans, contribute to this large-scale installation as it grows over the weekend. You will weave in patterns with plastic inspired by the Great Barrier Reef, while SpongeBob and his friends share their facts about threats to the ocean and tips to take action.

Why banish the plastic bag?
Each year, people around the world use over 1 trillion plastic bags. In turn, millions of seabirds and mammals are killed every year by plastic bag entanglement or ingestion. Not only do plastic bags kill marine life, their production releases billions of kilograms of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, fuelling climate change and threatening the Reef. Take the pledge with us to banish the bag!

What’s in it for me?
Our Artist Educators will teach you and the entire family plastic weaving skills. On top of this, celebrate the amazing ecosystem which SpongeBob calls home and strategies you can use to go plastic-free.

Do I need to bring anything?
No, all materials will be provided.

Experience level
No experience is necessary to participate in this workshop.

Age recommendation
This workshop is recommended for all ages.

Presented as a part of Conversation Starters 2019: Temperature Rising, a weekend of art, discussion and action.

Address: 140 George St, The Rocks NSW 2000
When: Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd June 2019
Time: 10:30am – 4:30pm
Ticket price: Free, no booking required
Access for everyone: Contact MCU about access support
Location: Seminar room: Level 2

Presented in collaboration with: Nickelodeon and Vivid Ideas.

For more information, visit https://www.mca.com.au/whats-on/conversation-starters/weave-for-the-reef/

For more Nickelodeon Experiences, visit http://events.nick.com.au.

About Conversation Starters 2019: Temperature Rising

Our way of life and the future for our children is under threat, and as a result people of all ages are rising up in defence of our planet. Conversation Starters 2019: Temperature Rising calls for us to stand together and understand how we are entangled in climate change, so we can be part of a positive shift individually and collectively.

Now in its third year, Conversation Starters is our annual program of events which makes space for urgent issues to be explored creatively and accessibly with people of all ages and walks of life.

For more information, visit https://www.mca.com.au/whats-on/conversation-starters/2019-conversation-starters/

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