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The Human Aquarium

Yorkshire Life Aquatic


The Human Aquarium, a new project starting in 2018 taking Yorkshire Life Aquatic into new territory.

We are very concerned with what is happening in our oceans and the plight of the cetacean creatures (such as orcas, dolphins) within it.

This project follows on fromPlanet Mermaid: an installation that was part of Planetine Exhibition at Leeds Corn Exchange in 2015, that highlighted the damage plastics are doing to marine life.


The Human Aquarium will focus on what is happening to marine animals kept in captivity by using art, performance, and 'mermaids' to illustrate this. We are inspired to take action for many reasons, including issues highlighted by films such as:   Black Fish, The Cove and the Blue Planet. As mermaids,

we want to help raise awareness for our fellow 'sea dwellers'. The project will incorporate multiple arts forms and use creative activism to create immersive installations and performances over the next few years.


We are consulting with international organisations and experts including:

The Dolphin Project
World Cetacean Alliance

The Born Free Foundation

One thing you can do is to make a PLEDGE TODAY to not go to a show featuring sea mammals

Click here to TAKE ACTION NOW!


To keep up to date with The Human Aquarium, follow our twitter @HumanAquariumUK to keep up to date  #emptythetanks #humanaquarium


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