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Saving The Deep

1st July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 31st October 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Saving the Deep – an installation by Jacha Potgieter

A stunning, topical and thought provoking installation in the cloisters of the cathedral.  This installation has now been extended to Thursday 31 October 2019.

Created by north Wales artist, Jacha Potgieter, Saving The Deep features over ten sculptures each created from waste collected from just three beach visits.  The artist has donated his time creating the installation in order to raise awareness of pollution in our seas, as part of the cathedral’s year of extraordinary special events, waves.

All of the sculptures within Saving The Deep depict endangered species.

Jacha’s love of animals is a key thread to his work, as is, he says, his relationship with the world and the people within it. Much of his oeuvre makes social comment; some is challenging to its viewers. Through it all, Jacha returns to the subject of conservation. Two of Jacha’s key paintings were auctioned at an important evening with Sir David Attenborough, Virginia McKenna and Brian May, in support for Hope 4 Apes. Jacha is an ambassador for Orangutan Appeal UK and Ape Action Africa.

The recent hard hitting statistic that there will be more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050 has really spurred Jacha on to raise as much awareness as possible about the marine species directly affected by plastic pollution as well as harmful human actions such as longline fishing.

Entry is free.  Donations are welcome.


1st July 2019 @ 9:00 am
31st October 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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