Operation Jellyfish


Every little bit counts

The ocean is where we play, live, and work. Rubbish from across the world is entering our oceans through the waterways and stormwater drains every day – damaging our precious environment, ruining our natural wonders and exposing wildlife to harmful toxins. We can all make a difference by rethinking what we buy, recycling right and by putting our own rubbish and litter we find in the bin.

Operation Jellyfish is a temporary artistic expression of the impact an ocean full of plastic will have on our intricate marine ecosystem. Operation Jellyfish would not have been possible without the support of the Mornington, Rosebud and Hastings Youth Action Groups, Art About, Moorooduc Primary School, Sea Shepherd Mornington, Safety Beach-Dromana Beach Patrol, Pier St Kitchen and the Peninsula Specialist College. Thank you for ideas, sea creatures and for collecting litter.

Operation Jellyfish was designed and constructed by local artist Tara Kingston. Where possible, sculpture materials will be reused or recycled.

Visit the sculpture 

Operation Jellyfish will be installed at Mornington Park (Flinders Drive and Esplanade entrance) until Wednesday 1 May 2019. Visit our marine ecosystem made from plastic.

After the installation, the sculpture will be freely available for community and school events.

For more information, or to book Operation Jellyfish for your event, please contact the Waste and Litter Education Officer.