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Moby the Whale

Meet Moby, he’s a 10ft whale constructed completely from recycled materials for Dundee City Council and Dundee Sustainability.

Moby was commissioned for COP26 as part of a series of workshops that involved four local schools. He is accompanied by a beautiful swarm of jellyfish that were created by the children.

A really important part of this project was to not add to the further consumption of materials but instead reuse and repurpose. Most of these were supplied by ScrapAntics – but we are also grateful to Lewis Mullay Café Manager at Café Unique (Ryze) for donating lots of their used plastic, Halfords in Dundee for the cardboard and all our various customers and contributors for not only getting involved in the beach cleans held in collaboration with Plastic Free Broughty Ferry but also donating materials. We really couldn’t have done it without them.

The Project was lead by Rhiannon Moore (Rio) who also designed and sculpted the Whale. Local Jeweller and designer Katie New was commissioned to help facilitate the school workshops and assemble the Jellyfish. The workshops were filmed by Elaine Maher and Ali Whyte. Ali Whyte has also created and edited the accompanying film which will be utilised for the Dundee COP26 stand held in Glasgow. Lydia Smith documented Moby’s meeting with Storm at Hubfest in Dundee.

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Much gratitude to the schools that took part:

Rosebank Primary
St Pius RC Primary
St Mary’s RC Primary
Craigiebarns Primary


Rhiannon Moore (Rio)

Lead Project Coordinator and Artist

Katie New

Workshop Facilitator and Designer

Ali Whyte

Videographer and Editor

Lydia Smith Photography Dundee


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