Internationally acclaimed local artist Matthew Bagley announces ‘Unseen’ exhibition

Bass Coast Shire Council Presents “Unseen” Exhibition Series by internationally renowned local artist Matthew Bagley

A Captivating Journey into Ocean Conservation

Bass Coast Shire Council is excited to announce the upcoming “Unseen” Exhibition series by internationally acclaimed artist Matthew Bagley.

Growing up in San Remo and graduating from Newhaven College, local photographer Matthew is now renowned all around the world.

“We are delighted to have Matthew back home to showcase our region to the world” said Mayor, Cr Clare Le Serve.

“This ‘Unseen’ Exhibition series, offers a unique blend of art and technology to address critical environmental issues which affect our world and are close to our hearts,” said Mayor Cr Clare Le Serve.

This innovative series delves deep into the impact of human consumption on our oceans, offering a captivating blend of art, technology, and education.

Matthew Bagley’s latest series, “Unseen,” takes viewers on a mesmerising exploration of forgotten and discarded ocean debris being reclaimed by Mother Nature. Using ultraviolet photography, Matthew has captured the beauty and devastation of discarded manmade objects found during his nighttime free diving adventures on the San Remo coastline.

The “Unseen” Exhibition series invites visitors to interact with the photographs using their smartphones, unlocking a captivating augmented reality experience. This immersive journey provides in-depth information about the life cycle and detrimental effects of common pollutants on marine ecosystems, sparking meaningful conversations and raising awareness about ocean conservation.

The “Unseen” Exhibition series will be held at Berninneit Art Gallery, Phillip Island, from October 26th to December 8th, 2024.

About Matthew Bagley

From Bass Coast to Berline and Budapest…

Matthew Bagley is a renowned artist known for his innovative approach to capturing environmental themes through photography and augmented reality. His work has been featured in galleries and exhibitions worldwide, sparking conversations and driving awareness about pressing environmental issues.

Bagley’s work has been exhibited in prestigious galleries and museums around the world, including New York, London, Berlin, Paris, Moscow, Monaco, Budapest, and Barcelona.

His photographs have been featured in numerous publications, such as Australian Geographic, Vital Impacts photography collection, The Washington Post, The Guardian, and Vanity Fair.

Moreover, his images have garnered recognition in prestigious nature and wildlife photography competitions worldwide, including the Australian Wildlife / Nature Photographer of the Year, IPA silver award, MIFA gold award, Ocean Photographer Award finalist, ND Award gold finalist, and PA2F environmental photography award.

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