Cetus installation at Glastonbury Festival, 2022

A site-specific project for the Seven Bays of North Cornwall in collaboration with artist Andrew Whittle and Beach Guardian.

Cetus is an eight meter long sculpture of a Humpback Whale woven entirely from Ghost Gear gathered from the Seven Bays in North Cornwall. Made in workshops over the course of two weeks with young people and volunteers from the local community of Padstow. 

Cetus was made to raise awareness of Ghost Gear, the name for lost, damanged and discarded fishing equiptment  left to haunt the Oceans. Ghost Gear is the most harmful form of marine debris. The sculpture has been used by Beach Guardian to spread awareness of their work and engage hundreds in discussion about plastic pollution.

Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts. Somerset. 2022, 2023
Boardmasters Festival. Cornwall. 2023
Rock Oyster Festival. Cornwall. 2022, 2023
The Royal Cornwall Show. 2022
St. Issey Primary School visit for the G7 Summit. Cornwall. 2021
Crowdfunder UK. Cornwall. 2021
On permanent display at Trevisker Garden Centre. Padstow, Cornwall. 2020 - Current

Collaborators: Andrew Whittle, Beach Guardian CIC, Trevisker Garden Centre, Padstow.

Participants: Wadebrige School, Beach Guardian volunteers. 

Funders: The Joanna Toole Foundation, Global Ghost Gear Initiave, Beach Guardian CIC.  

Cetus, Belly of The Whale documents the creation of the sculpture beginning in 2020.