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Rise for the Oceans – A Celebration of the Sea


Saturday 5 September 2015

Queensland Performing Arts Centre - Concert Hall


For one night only, Tim Winton (fourtime Miles Franklin Award winner), Bernard Fanning (Powderfinger),Katie Noonan (four-time ARIA winner), Jessica Watson (around-the-world solo sailor), Professor Iain McCalman (The Reef – A Passionate History) and other special guests including didjeridu virtuoso William Barton will edify, thrill, entertain and enlighten us with their hopes and fears for our oceans and reefs – and the extraordinary creatures that inhabit them.

On the 50th anniversary of the Australian Marine Conservation Society, this multi-media tribute will hymn every aspect of the marine realm, from the tiniest planktonic shrimp to the largest wonder of the natural world, the Great Barrier Reef.

Conceived and directed by Vivid Sydney Creative Director Ignatius Jones, the evening will celebrate this hidden universe using projections, illuminated sculptures, dazzling light and animated art.

Here is a rare opportunity to be in the company of extraordinary Australians who share a love of the seas that define our island continent.

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