With sponsorship from One Ocean Hub’s Deep Fund, an international team supporting ocean research, we have been able to work with the narratives and memories of local artists and community members in the creation of a tapestry about the ocean as a sacred resource. It details the strengths of the spiritual connection between people and the ocean as a means of conservating both memories and the ocean itself – a holy place – a place of the ancestors.

The 3 m x 3 m circular work was exhibited at the National Arts Festival, Makhanda in 2022 and then in Cape Town at Zero Gallery/Eitz Project Space as part of a group show called “The Ocean is Sacred: You Can’t Mine Heaven” curated by Dylan McGarry. In Cape Town we met the incredible One Ocean Hub Team from Glasgow, Stuart Jeffrey and Lisa Mcdonald. Cebo Mvubu accompanied the tapestry to the Glasgow School of Art in 2023 where he could speak about KAP and a unique approach to preserving our oceans at the exhibition called: “Undercurrents: Art and Ocean in Africa and the Pacific”. The tapestry then travelled to London to the prestigious Design Week as part of the exhibition “Eureka” at Somerset House. This is a pivotal artwork for KAP and set a beautiful precedent for long term partnerships around the making of an iconic artwork.