Cairns, AU

Apr 27 - May 6, 2018

Sea Walls Australia 2018



In recent years, the Great Barrier Reef and its fate under the mounting pressures of climate change have made global headlines. Warming waters, increased storms, and acidifying oceans are all impacting the health of the world’s largest living organism.

For this project, we traveled to Far-North Queensland to bring the Sea Walls mandate to the city of Cairns, on the doorstep of the Great Barrier Reef.




Murals Created

People Reached

More About this Project

A Tropical State

In partnership with First Coast Studios, we hosted A Tropical State, a group art exhibition featuring customized vintage, wooden pineapples. The opening of the art show also featured craft kombucha from The Fermented Kitchen, and a talk by aboriginal elder Henrietta Marrie.

Diving In

In partnership with PADI, we SCUBA certified four artists as part of this project. Completing the Open Water Diver course gave them the keys to a whole new world that lies beneath the waves, allowing them to draw creative inspiration from the marine environment first-hand and become personally invested in conserving the marine environment.


Murals (18)

If We Lose Our Reef, We Lose Ourselves

It All Comes Out In The Wash

This Is What I’m Here For

It’s a Matter of Time

Malabar Grouper With Juvenile Golden Trevally

Of Hope and Warmth Divided

Emily Devers

Project Director

Tre' Packard

Executive Director
PangeaSeed Foundation

Akira Biondo

Director of Operations
PangeaSeed Foundation

Rick Hayward

Ground Operations Manager

Cinzah Merkens

Ground Operations Assistant

Simon Ormerod

Ground Operations Assistant

Jack Birtles


Yoshi Yanagita


Grace Dewar

Curator, A Tropical State