This year’s ADEX welcomes more artistic talents to celebrate the breathtaking colours and textures of our oceans. Come by and observe how these maters of artistic expression use their art to convey important messages of conservation.
AG Saño (Philippines)
ADEX Ambassador for Dolphins
AG, a conservationist and widely published professional photographer, began his career as an assistant to art mentor Fernando Sena. He established Dolphins Love Freedom, which aims to protect dolphins and whales. AG has also undertaken assignments and environmental work with reputable NGOs and institutions and co-founded www.balyena.org, a nonprofit marine mammal conservation group.
Guinness World Record Holder for the Largest Underwater Painting
Alexander Belozor was born on January 8, 1963. He graduated from the Graphic Arts department of Odessa Pedagogical Institute. Alexander is the first artist to paint underwater in the CIS countries. He works in different genres of painting, and has particpated in many art and special exhibitions in Ukraine and abroad. He lives and works in Kiev.
Anuar Abdullah (Malaysia)
ADEX Ambassador for Coral Reefs
Anuar is the founder of Ocean Quest Southeast Asia (previously known as Ocean Quest Malaysia) and is involved in coral reef rehabilitation in the southeast Asian region. His projects include coral propagation education and empowering the public in coral conservation. He is also the author of a book on coral reef rehabilitation.
Gregory Burns (USA/Singapore)
Gregory Burns is an internationally acclaimed athlete and artist who began scuba diving and a paralympic swimming career in 1977. He now travels the globe painting, speaking and sharing his views on creativity and motivation.
Van Wangye (Singapore)
Van Wang Ye has been working in the creative world since 2000. He graduated from Nanyang Acedemy of Fine Arts, Singapore, majoring in publishing co illustration. He has worked as an illustrator for various wildlife conservation societies worldwide: WWF Thailand, Mekong Turtle Conservation Center, The Animal Concerns Research and Education Society (ACRES), just to name a few.