The Holloway's Beach Tower was transformed as part of the 2018 Sea Walls Australia Festival by legendary German Post Graffiti duo Low Bros.
Low Bros: "Our contribution to this years event is located at the Water Tower at Holloways Beach in Cairns. The work focuses Coral Bleaching, a negative environmental condition brought on by human stressors such as pollution, rising sea temperatures and over-fishing. This threat affects the fragile ecosystems of tropical seas, particularly the Great Barrier Reef.
As with most of our works the wolves are the protagonists, the counterparts for human nature. We have shown them floating underwater among the reefs, in reality both our aesthetic and the coral share a vibrant palette but the bleaching is stripping the colour from the bottom up, creeping over the surrounding fauna and even the wolves themselves
The use of colour, or rather lack thereof; points to the connectedness which is central to our work. We hope the work will raise awareness of the fact that this issue is not localised to the reef or even just the seas. The disturbance of this fragile balance could spell the collapse of the reef structure, resulting in a significant impact in our economic and political climate. Nature is not something we should have to choose protect, If we loose our biodiversity, we loose life."
Sea Walls Australia is a groundbreaking public art program that brings the message of ocean conservation and environmental stewardship into streets around the country.
Low Bros are International Artists from Berlin, Germany that were involved in the 2018 Sea Walls festival in Cairns.