The Big Blue Project

The Big Blue Project is led by Biosphere partner Artreach Studios and it explores our relationship with the sea through art and creativity supported by science.
The Big Blue Project is led by Biosphere partner Artreach Studios and it explores our relationship with the sea through art and creativity supported by science.
  • Background

    Artreach Studios, based on the harbourside in Peel, launched The Big Blue Project as a UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man Project in 2023. Artists Colette Gambell and Kate Jerry are inspired by the sea and its creatures, which they use as a source in their own art work and in delivering workshops. The Big Blue Project will communicate and engage the community with the wonders and magic of the underwater world and how special and important they are, not only for climate change and biodiversity but for our health and wellbeing and connection with our natural world. More here.

  • National Saturday Club workshops

    In autumn 2023, and working in conjunction with the National Saturday Club, and inspired by local marine experts, Artreach Studios ran workshops for young people aged 13 to 16. 

  • More workshops in 2024

    From January to March 2024, supported by UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man, Artreach Studios is running more sea-themed workshops for children and adults, with topics including coral reefs, nautical life, funky clay fish and sea creature textiles. Sign up here.

  • Exhibition

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  • Get involved

    Artreach Studios is seeking support to grow The Big Blue Project. If your company or organisation supports our Biosphere and would like to get involved and put its name to part of this worthwhile project, please email hello@artreachiom.com

GET INVOLVED

If you love the Isle of Man and want to help keep it special, there are a variety of ways to get involved in UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man projects. Here are a few suggestions.

Please help us spread the word about Biosphere Isle of Man!