Evil Bleach

by Daniel Wallwork

Cairns, Australia – May 2018


Finding This Mural

14 Florence Street, Cairns City QLD, Australia

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Story Behind This Mural

Artist Statement

Coral Bleaching is fast spreading across the Great Barrier Reef, leaving almost no corner of this natural wonder untouched. A combination of Warmer ocean temperatures, agricultural runoff, coastal erosion runoff and increased interference by man has left the worlds largest living organism in a precarious state. With the bleaching also comes the inevitable and obvious loss of habit and therefore reduction of sea life inhabiting those reefs, slow death! Yet, many residents living right on its doorstep remain seemingly oblivious to the omnipresent, creeping death just offshore and its overall devastating impact on not only the environment but industries and lifestyles communities built around its very existence. I live here, this is my home and the home of my family for generations, we all have our own special connection to it. It makes me very sad to think future generations of my family might not to be able to view this wonder in full technicolor bloom. By emulating classic horror movie posters, I aimed to grab the viewers attention, via a tried and true method… a bold, colorful, narrative-based picture and the glaring, simple title alluding to the Monster within…..the Shock!… The Horror!… Evil Bleach!! But, will it be enough? Will we be shocked enough by the tales from the deep or will we just sit back and wait for the next screening...

The Focus

Coral reef conservation

Take Action

You can help save coral reefs by:

  • Reducing your carbon footprint.
  • Using reef-friendly sunscreen.
  • Only consuming sustainably caught sea life.
  • Being an ocean-minded voter.