Description Jacques-Yves Cousteau was a French naval officer, explorer, ecologist, filmmaker, scientist, photographer and researcher who studied the sea and all forms of life in water. He co-developed the aqua-lung, pioneered marine conservation and was a member of the Académie française. In October 1960, a large amount of radioactive waste was going to be discarded in the sea by the European Atomic Energy Community. Cousteau organized a publicity campaign which in less than two weeks gained wide popular support. The train carrying the waste was stopped by women and children sitting on the railway, and it was sent back to its origin. The risk was avoided. During this, a French government man had said falsely to a newspaper that Cousteau had approved the dump; Cousteau managed to get the newspaper to issue a correction.
Devon Grey, Austin Member Since July 2008 Artist Statement Devon Grey was born in a rural southern town in Ontario on July 23rd, 1977. Like most children of his generation, Devon found himself a product of television and pop culture. Raised an only child, he spend the majority of his childhood alone, often drawing the world around him and mimicking the fantastical worlds of comic books and fantasy.
Devon divides his time between film, painting and various media studies. Previous to his studies in Brock University’s Honours Program, He had studied Graphic Design and Interactive Multimedia at Niagara College, and taught at the Trebas Institution in Toronto, Ontario. Devon has participated in group and solo exhibitions in Canada and the United States.