Students protect Ria Formosa seahorses through art

Students in the Loulé borough participated in an art project to raise awareness about the need to protect the biodiversity of the Ria Formosa, particularly its seahorse population.

Students from the Dra Laura Ayres School Group in Quarteira, the Almancil School Group and the Nobel International School in Almancil, along with their art teachers, were challenged by the Rotary International Club of Almancil, in the person of Uschi Kuhn, to raise
awareness, through art, about biodiversity conservation in the Ria Formosa, specifically the seahorse population which has drastically decreased in the last years.

Students across several classes embraced this project and developed artworks where they explored various materials and techniques. “The intention is for this activity to become more comprehensive, resulting in a cross-group project throughout the different schools and appealing to an intergenerational responsibility,” said Uschi Kuhn.

An exhibition of the students’ artwork is on display at the São Brás Museu do Traje until December 29. The show is described as “a truly unique collection of art created by guest artists and local children inspired by these magnificent creatures”. All donations will go towards the protection and rehabilitation of the seahorse population in the Algarve’s Ria Formosa.

Museum opening hours are Monday to Friday, from 10am to 1pm, and Saturday/Sunday and Holidays from 2pm to 5pm.

For more information, contact Uschi on 916 357 718