In 2018 Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation brought to life the Big Splash campaign which saw a huge pod of wildly colourful dolphin sculptures painted by local artists, made into an art trail exhibition around the streets of Perth. The Big Splash WA initiative was conceived to shine a light on child and adolescent mental health, initiate conversations and raise much needed funds for mental health.
The dolphin was chosen to represent the initiative due to the many similar traits between dolphins and humans. Like us, dolphins thrive in groups, display distress in isolation, have distinct personalities and flaws and need to come up for air and to blow off steam from time to time.
At Coogee Live 2020, we will work with Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation to bring this campaign back to the forefronts of our minds, with an interactive art installation, also bringing in well-known WA artist Kevin Bynder, who will work with the festival goers to paint one of the blank Big Splash dolphins, live over the weekend! This project is made possible through the festival sponsors Fremantle Ports.
Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation will create an activation, engaging children to talk about Mental Health. Not to mention we’ll be running a ‘name the dolphin’ comp on the day for your kids to help give him a new name.
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