Twelve Leading Galleries Join Virtual Exhibition To Protect The Oceans

Environmental organisation Parley for the Oceans and the art world’s leading extended reality platform Vortic have announced their collaboration on a new series of virtual exhibitions: the Parley Collective.

From October 2 to November 2, twelve top international art galleries will each stage a virtual exhibition on the Vortic Collect app, with each donating between 5% and 10% of the proceeds to support Parley’s global ocean protection initiatives. The funds raised will help Parley’s Global Cleanup Network to collect and remove plastic waste and develop education, communication and eco-innovation programmes in the 28 countries in which it operates, hoping to make a dent in the estimated 11 million tons of plastic entering the oceans each year —  a figure which has only worsened due to the increase in single-use plastics amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.


Fabian Warnsing — KÖNIG Galerie


Cyrill Gutsch, founder and CEO of Parley for the Oceans, said: “At Parley, we believe the creative community has a strong ability to help creative change. With the current fragile state of the world, there is an urgent need for action. Vortic is an eco-innovative XR platform that plays a vital role in the way we can experience art today, and is creating real change within the art industry. We are truly thankful for the leading galleries who have united to support our cause. It’s a true collaborative effort and a true testament for the desire to end this era of destruction and begin a new era of creativity.”


Participating galleries include:

Sadie Coles HQ, Almine Rech, PACE, Sean Kelly, König Galerie, Andrew Kreps Gallery, Victoria Miro Gallery, Eva Presenhuber, Sprüth Magers, Esther Schipper, Corvi-Mora, and Kasmin.