Artist in Residence
Roger Hall has been a wildlife illustrator for over 25 years. He’s worked for many notable organizations such as National Geographic, The Nature Conservancy and the World Wildlife Fund. His images have appeared in several books, featured on television shows and in scientific papers and journals. His portfolio includes over 3000 images of more than 1500 different species of flora and fauna.
Currently he’s working on a book dedicated to raising awareness to the many endangered species in the world. He lives in Oakland, California with his wife Katherine and their bulldog mix dog Mobi.
Please contact Roger or earn more about his work here.
Will is this years featured OceanLife Festival Youth Ambassador. He is a Marine and Environmental Scientist currently working in Broome - the land of The Yawuru people - as the Operations Officer - Marine - 80 Mile Beach and Coastal Reserves. In addition he is the Founder and Director of Saltwater Cleanups WA, a self funded, non-profit organisation dedicated to running beach cleanups to protect and preserve native marine and terrestrial wildlife while educating others. Will's pronouns are
Fremantle Underwater Film Festival
Artist in Residence
Marion is a French artist living in Fremantle, Western Australia.
'Lots Of Fish' was born after a strong desire to express something 'from within' and get a bit wilder and free with the very simple medium that is black ink. Marion's art features in the Fremantle Underwater Film Festival website. She is the creator of our beautiful logo featuring 'Lots of Fish'.
I am an ocean-lover; water calms me down and brings me back to myself.
When I draw 'Lots of Fish', it is not only fish that I draw. I like to think that it is a movement, created by many, many, many different individual fish. Each fish is important to create a beautiful shape and shine its light, and all of them are becoming one.
Fish can symbolize emotions too. The ones we need to go through and feel so we can grow stronger.
Please visit her website here to connect with Marion, purchase her art or enquire about her caricature services for your next special event.
Katy Fannei and Max Fabry
Katy Fannei and Max Fabry are junior researchers who have been studying the endangered Southern Right Whale species at the University of Western Australia since 2020. Throughout the whales’ breeding season, they use light planes and drones to document behaviour and coastal movements of the whales between Albany and the Fitzgerald National Park.
The engagement of the local community and recreational pilots has led to the foundation of the community-led not-for-profit organization “The Little White Whale Project”. In a joint effort, they aim to establish a long-term monitoring program and support research, education, and conservation of Southern Right Whales in the region.
Be an Ocean Ambassador
To be an ambassador for the ocean and for OceanLife Festival please fill in the form and we will be in touch.