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Polvo Azul

2015, Joao Parrinha & Xandi Kreuzeder
Material: Mixed Beach Trash; Size: 450 cm diameter
Location: Ericeira, Portugal

On the occasion of the World Ocean Day in June 2015 the Blue Octopus was created as a symbol for the clean waves around Ericeira in Portugal – the world’s first and only World Surfing Reserve in Europe!
Besides surfers there are plenty of octopuses that swim in the ocean off the coast of Ericeira. These intelligent creatures are able to solve complex tasks like opening jars with screw tops or imitating the skills of fellow octopuses through observation. Some species are even capable of copying the look of other animals.
In the week preceding the World Ocean Day Skeleton Sea cleaned the beaches around Ericeira with local school kids. They then turned the waste into artworks including the eight arms and head of the Polvo Azul.
The blue color pays homage to the Blue Flag Association that only grants a blue flag to beaches with high ecological standards and premium water quality. Therefore the Blue Octopus also works as a symbol indicating that the World Surfing Reserve Ericeira not only protects waves but also makes sure that the beaches and the ocean’s water stay clean.

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Wooden Surfboard Workshop 2017 Dates!

Every detail matters: Our hollow wooden surfboards are handcrafted, surf-able works of art. Build your own wooden surfboard with original FCS Pauwlonia wood. Clean – Sustainable – Environmental friendly.

We teach you to build your own board with the original strip and feather method. Hollow wooden boards are light and much more durable than foam and polyester boards.
The ride feel is unique … it´s like playing your own wooden made instrument and the look is just gorgeous.. definetly an eye catcher on the beach.

Possible boards to build are retro style short boards, mini simmons, singlefins, twins, fishtail, eggstyle boards and mini malibus.

Fixed dates for wooden Surfboard workshop weeks are:
22.5 – 28.5. 2017
25.9 – 1.10.2017
23.10. – 29.10.2017
for all other dates and reservations please contact us at info@skeletonsea.com.

Information & Prices
Duration: 1 week/ 4 hours/day
Capacity: min. 2 persons – max. 5 persons
Price/Person: until 6 Foot Board EUR 750,– / until 8 Foot Board EUR 900,– includes all wood, FCS finboxes and the fibre glassing!

Full Workshop package with accommodation:

Our Skeleton Sea Environmental Art Centre is located in the small village of Santo Isidoro in Portugal, just one kilometre inland from the famous Ribeira D’Ilhas surf beach and seven more waves and beaches outside Ericeira recognized as the only European World Surfing Reserve.

The Skeleton Sea Environmental Art Centre includes a workshop, a gallery, one cosy wooden cabin and a Glamping style house tent for accommodation. A healthy breakfast with organic coffee and tea and one dinner BBQ for the week is included. We have a big garden and a small pool to relax and Xandi will show you the best places for surfing.

Prices for full package:

1200,– with board until 6 foot

1350,– with board until 8 foot

    
      

Make your own Alaia or Speedbox with us:

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Alaia Workshop

Build your own Alaia from original FCS Pauwlonia wood. This wonderful wood is extremely light, very resistant and salt-water proof. The wood is only oiled and waxed and makes it 100% sustainable and environmental friendly. Choose your design, cut the outline, shape and sand it.

Information & Prices
Duration: 1 day
Capacity: min. 2 persons
Price/Person: EUR 350,–
including costs for material

Speedbox Workshop

Inspired by the Mach-77 boogie board we redesigned a super fast twin-fin short board, the speed box. Build your own hollow wooden Speed Box with recycled wood. Clean – sustainable – environmental friendly. We teach you to build your own board with our chambered method. Don´t worry. It´s not too short and due to the Box design we have the same volume
than normal short boards. This board definitely promises a lot of fun in small all conditions waves… and definitely an eye catcher in the water. Sizes: from 4′ 0” to 4’6”

Information & Prices
Duration: 3 days/ 4 hours/day
Capacity: min. 2 persons – max. 5 persons
Price/Person: EUR 400,– including Material. Without fins!

Please contact us for reservations.
Send us an email to: info@skeletonsea.com ! alaia_A9Y4717

Make your own Alaia Board with us:

Build your own Alaia from original FCS Pauwlonia wood. This wonderful wood is extremely light, very resistant and salt-water proof. The wood is only oiled and waxed and makes it 100% sustainable and environmental friendly. Choose your design, cut the outline, shape and sand it.

Alaia

Information & Prices
Duration: 1 day
Capacity: min. 2 persons
Price/Person: EUR 350,–
including costs for material

Please contact us for reservations.
Send us an email to: info@skeletonsea.com !

First Seedlings Art Exhibition starts at 5pm on Sunday 17th of April in the Park Santa Marta

Portuguese Version – please read below!

THE SANTA MARTA PARK, in ERICEIRA, shall receive its first collective Skeleton Sea Seedlings art exhibition in partnership with the Ericeira Group of Schools.

The Seedlings Project final colaborative art exhibition is a result of the artworks created in each workshop by the participating children and the Opening for this exhibit will be Sunday, April 17 from 17h00, at the sala Atlântico (Parque de Santa Marta), Ericeira. Expectations are high and the organisation promises to surprise!

In the framework of this exhibition, which includes over 500 artworks in addition to a selection of sculptures from the Skeleton Sea “Keep the Oceans Clean” collection, our intention is to promote a public awareness campaign so as to find new uses for old things, making art from the collected materials and thus jointly build a sense of child and adult with and understanding of artists, galleries and arts exhibitions. All recycled artworks on display are to be returned to the participating schools – Encarnação, Carvoeira, Santo Isidoro and Ericeira, where they can serve as a platform and inspiration for further arts-based environmental educational activities.

Join us!
Santa Marta Park – Ericeira
Sala Atlântico | Tuesday to Sunday | 10H00 – 13H00 / 14H00 – 18H00
@ Largo de Santa Marta – 2655-357 Ericeira
Closes on Mondays and national holidays.

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PARQUE DE SANTA MARTA vai receber a primeira exposição colectiva Skeleton Sea “Os Rebentos” em Parceria com o Agrupamento de Escolas da Ericeira.

A exposição colaborativa com o título Skeleton Sea Seedlings, “Os Rebentos”, desenvolvida como resultado de cada workshop pelas próprias crianças e com o apoio da Câmara Municipal de Mafra, vai inaugurar na sala Atlântico (Parque de Santa Marta – Ericeira) no dia 17 de Abril, pelas 17h00. As expetativas são elevadas e a organização promete surpreender!

No âmbito desta exposição composta por cerca de 500 das melhores peças, incluindo algumas esculturas da colecção Skeleton Sea “Mantenha Os Oceanos Limpos”, pretendemos promover uma campanha de sensibilização para encontrar novos usos para velhas coisas, ou seja, fazer arte a partir dos materiais recolhidos na praia e, assim, construir conjuntamente um sentimento de confiança e compreensão, entre as crianças e os adultos, do que é ser artista, experimentar “novos” materiais de arte e do que é um ambiente expositivo. No final do projecto, as obras de arte serão devolvidas às escolas da Encarnação, Carvoeira, Santo Isidoro e da Ericeira, como recursos didáctico-pedagógicos e para efeitos estéticos.

Venham daí..
Parque de Santa Marta – Ericeira
Sala Atlântico | 3.ª feira a domingo | De terça a domingo: 10H00 – 13H00 / 14H00 – 18H00
Encerra às segundas e feriados
Largo de Santa Marta – 2655-357 Ericeira

Co-financed by:

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Now online our Albatross Film with Portuguese voices …

4 years ago we started the mission in creating awareness for damage done to the wildlife of the oceans by the vast amount of plastic pollution – in this case to the Albatross birds! This  subject may not be the newest but it is still actual and not yet under control or far from solved.

We started last year the Seedlings project in Portugal – turning trash into art!  It is a day at the beach: Cleaning and working with the cleaned findings creating art together with school children. Therefore we decided it is now the time to have a Portuguese voice over of the Skeleton Sea Albatross exhibitionist film.

Thank you so much for the perfect translation Nicole Carp Mascarenhas! The beautiful female voice you are going to hear is from Caroline Oulman Carp and the male voice from Pedro Castanheira. The sound was recorded by their company Tenta Burlesque Productions. Thank you Harry Putz from FreiluftDoku for again editing the sound onto the images . Here it is: