O_C_E_A_N - Saved
O_C_E_A_N - Saved

A walking trail that follows tidal Merricks Creek lined with large scale photographic billboards documenting the journey of two local water women Sacha Guggenheimer and Janenne Willis, in Winter in and around Westernport Bay. Originally presented within a handmade zine for the successful #savewesternport campaign in 2020. Photography by Oliver Altermatt.

If you enter Saved from Coolart Homestead, walk past the homestead and turn left onto the walking trail. Follow the trail alongside the farm fence towards Balnarring Beach. Alternatively you can walk the trail in reverse from Balnarring Beach beginning at the trailhead near the corner of Balnarring Beach Road and Beach Street.

O_C_E_A_N, a multidisciplinary project encompassing contemporary art, story and spiritual practice across a series of iconic, unique and hidden locations around the Peninsula. Developed by Shoreham based artist and curator Janenne Willis, O_C_E_A_N explores and pays homage to the transformative nature of our water environments.

Discover a floating gallery offshore at Pt Leo; soak in a host of projection and video works; trek across wetlands and cliff tops in search of sculptural installations; even learn to paint while surfing.

Oliver Altermatt is a Swiss born Melbourne based photographer who recently returned to his practice following a long break. @oaltermatt

Sacha Guggenheimer is a marine biologist, naturalist and wildlife guide and cofounder of reef safe skincare brand SunButter. @sachaguggenheimer

Janenne Willis is an artist, curator, facilitator and director. She also writes, takes photos and is the creator of O_C_E_A_N. www.janenne.art

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