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Artist Gito von Schlippe at work on his whale mural. (supplied)
Artist Gito von Schlippe at work on his whale mural. (supplied)

Artist Gito von Schlippe, a supporter of Sea Shepherd, has created a three dimensional artwork of a whale, for people to “touch, love and save” the whales.

To draw people’s attention to the work of Sea Shepherd and to bring attention to their cause, the inauguration of the whale and the unveiling of the plaque is happening today at 4pm beside the Nimbin Bakery.

A plaque dedicated to the 'heroes of Sea Shepherd' will be unveiled today. (supplied)
A plaque dedicated to the ‘heroes of Sea Shepherd’ will be unveiled today. (supplied)

Those attending will hear the sounds of humpback whales in the alley, music and an auction of whale paintings.

Also, the Japanese translator, who spent 2 whaling seasons communicating between the Bob Barker and the Japanese whalers will be present at the inauguration and will be available for interview afterwards.

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    • Thank you Paul , if I can find places to put more sculptures, I will. I am also proposing to build a life size whale sculpture to various councils to see if I get response. Bob Brown wrote me a letter of support, so did the major of Byron Bay, Simon Richardson. Greetings, Gito von Schlippe 0487942444 ([email protected])

  1. Love the concepts and the sheer USEFULNESS of connections-that-can-be-made with public art – don’t know if this is possible- ? – with public art, in a public space, but say, also, if the sounds of whates, or this whale species connecting, ie, their ‘music’ playing if someone walks within a certain area for me would, er, resonate. An idea for this, or future projects – with younger generations, the ‘reward’ angle of look, see, feel this whale and then their song is played might be one-very-deal – ? Just a thought, perhaps, from a Canadian supporter – great work you’re doing over there, running this piece, and how it’s all pulled together for the artist, the translator and Australians – well done!

  2. Gito your whale is fantastical & I would love to go back to Nimbin & see it & run my hand over its magestic face & look into his eye.
    Pam Asheton, that’s a great idea to play a whale song when you walk near him.
    When my children were small & at the dinner table getting a bit “unruly”, I’d play my whale songs & the table would settle. Virtually stopped the shenanigans in its tracks.
    Great work Gito. I love it❤️???
    Wonderful effort Captain Paul & your crews.
    Love you all. Be safe in all the seas❤️??????


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