The Mangroves from the Water (MFTW) project started as an art campaign in the UAE in 2014 with a series of multimedia group art exhibitions and a 2017 Mangroves Festival. The art campaign is continuing in Australia from International Mangroves Day 26 July 2021.
Aims of the Project
- encourage viewers to realise the beauty and importance of mangroves,
- protect wetlands and mangroves globally which have a strong tie to indigenous people,
- encourage discussion about the mangroves, sea grasses and wetlands, to be held at the Gallery during the exhibition period, and
- emphasise the importance of finding heritage and contemporary storytelling of mangroves that act as a reference point for cultural identity and popular memory in Victoria.
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