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Bringing an underwater sculpture to life with coral

A project in Townsville, AU by Adam Smith

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Artists, scientists and indigenous collaborate to plant corals on 'Coral Greenhouse' and make a difference for the Great Barrier Reef.
Backers: 18
Average Pledge Per Backer: $71 AUD

Funded: $1,278 AUD of $50,000 AUD
Dates: Nov 24th -> Dec 24th (31 days)
Project By: Adam Smith
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Latest News

Thank you to supporters and plans for 2021

December 23rd - via:
Dear supporters Thank you for reading and sharing our updates. The Kickstarter project has unfortunately not been successful in raising widespead support for coral planting in the Coral Greenhouse. My thoughts are that the campaign has been too short... (Read More)

First coral planted

December 11th - via:
Yesterday researchers and a dive journalist planted the first of 500 corals in the Coral greenhouse. A 'coral of opportunity' was collected, tagged and attached. Fantastic to have started this project and we hope it will inspire your support for more... (Read More)

In the news

December 7th - via:
Our project made the local newspaper. We appreciate the support so far  (Read More)

21 days to XMAS- give a living gift

December 3rd - via:
Coral reefs need a helping hand and this is a once in a lifetime opportunity. The project has generated enormous interest and the art has been installed. We are seeking funding for scientists, indigenous people and the community to plant live coral... (Read More)

Critical action needed for Great Barrier Reef

December 2nd - via:
We all have a choice. What will you do today? Act now or do nothing? Will this article encourage you to support a project that is helping share knowledge and take action to improve the health of the reef. Great Barrier Reef Outlook critical  (Read More)

The limited Edition sculpture

December 1st - via:
As part of the rewards for the top tier donors we are making available a copper crystal limited edition sculpture.  The artwork is grown in a copper sulfate tank in the studio using small electrical currents that form copper crystals. The shapes and... (Read More)

How to start a coral planting movement

November 30th - via:
The coral planting project has started well and we have 24 days before XMAS to start a movement. We love this fun TEDx video from Derek Sivers about how one or two people can start a movement. If you love it too please share and support our coral... (Read More)

Thank you for all the support so far!!!!

November 30th - via:
Hoping to trasform the Greenhouse installation like this sculpture in Mexico a few years back!!  (Read More)

The big picture- a blank canvas for coral research

November 29th - via:
This is a site map of the Coral greenhouse at John Brewer Reef, Great Barrier Reef. It shows the sculptures arranged on sand in approximately 16m of water. You can help us with a unique art and research project to plant coral.  (Read More)

Introducing the underwater sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor

November 27th - via:
Thank you so much to the ten supporters of the project 'Bringing an underwater sculpture to life with coral".  We would like to share an update and more information on the amazing underwater artist Jason deCaires Taylor, and what better way than to... (Read More)

First supporter for planting individual coral

November 26th - via:
Huge thank you to the first global supporter for 'Planting individual coral on the coral greenhouse' for $1000.  This support inspires us to share a quote about how we all all individuals but collectively we can make a positive difference  (Read More)

Slow start but we are on our way to achieving our goals

November 25th - via:
Thank you very much to our first Kickstarter supporters and people who have donated. This is a new idea that we would love to turn into reality to help coral reefs and communities by XMAS. We have facilitated similar successful projects and here is a... (Read More)

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