ANL has launched an exhibition in Melbourne called Life Below Water to create awareness for the protection of marine diversity throughout Oceania.

The exhibition comprises eight shipping containers with 16 six-by-two-metre murals. The pieces were created by artists of different cultural backgrounds and using different styles.

The 11 chosen artists come from various backgrounds and have embraced their artwork though modern photography, portraiture of marine biodiversity heroes, traditional mythology and legends, as well as significant totems.

The exhibition is located on Harbour Esplanade, Docklands from 12th November 2021.

ANL managing director Shane Walden said ANL’s home is in Australia, and more broadly the Oceania region.

“Day to day we work to build a more sustainable shipping network. For us, that means delivering on climate action through our operations but also working with organisations to bolster their regenerative and conservation-based activities,” Mr Walden said.

“Today, supporting the environment and preserving biodiversity is key in the long term. With Australian roots, ANL has a special connection with The Great Barrier Reef and we are proud to contribute to protecting this fragile ecosystem. This exhibition is a great opportunity to highlight traditional Oceanian cultures and educate the public on climate and environmental protection through street art in a cheerful and sensitive manner.”

The ANL team thanked its partners in the project: Ceva Logistics, CCIS, Dulux, Mondiale VGL, Resene Colourshop, Lawson Sideloader Services and the City of Melbourne.