Hermit Crap

RISE UP RESIDENCY is a week-long mural project and educational programme taking place in September 2022 in Margate, Kent. The initiative is spearheaded by RISE UP. CLEAN UP. and Margate-based, internationally acclaimed artist Louis Masai.

The residency welcomes seventeen local and international artists to stay in Margate and create public art as a means of raising awareness of ocean conservation and the issues caused by plastic in and near our oceans. From documenting ocean biodiversity to plastic hazards and ocean species, the murals will remain in the town and intend to act as an educational backdrop. Their aim is to inspire, unite and empower the community of Margate and its visitors to partake in reducing plastics and respecting the ocean.

The residency intends to support and directly engage with the community of Margate through a series of talks and workshops from local businesses and direct employment of locals to work on the programme.

To follow up with a theme and paint a piece that would speak up for the local comunity about the issues that have been brought up and fought by the Rise Up Clean Up people.

"It took me a while to find a nice concept that would still be about my usual language and iconography but also have a different speech towards the event's theme. Quite frustrating until the moment I actually got it to be honest... But I was soo pleased with this one!
Inspired by an image of an hermit crab I found while researching for this concept.
For this event I paired up with the Crab Museum If you ever come to Margate, make sure to stop by and learn some interesting facts about crabs and the sea. And if you stop by, make sure to show some love and support by donating a little something something as this is not-for-profit organisation.": tells Nuno
Created on October 3, 2022
flat 1, 35-39 Victoria Rd, Margate CT9 1LW, Verenigd Koninkrijk
Hunted by Tim.
Pictures by provided by the artist.

Marker details

Camera usedSony ILCE-7M2
Date created2022-10-03T22:00:00.000Z
Marker typeartwork
CountryUnited Kingdom