Sketch for Survival

| In Conservation | Tagged Charity, Conservation, Sketch for Survival | by Diana Höhlig

Explorers against Extinction

Explorers Against Extinction is a registered UK conservation charity which works to recover key species and restore ecosystems and it has raised over £300,000 for front line conservation in the five years since it started.

This year I'm among the invited artists to participate in the 'Sketch for Survival' fundraiser with my artwork.

Art for Conservation

Cheetah

'Sketch for Survival' is an annual exhibition and sale of wildlife art in aid of conservation. The collection comprises original artworks, illustrations, street art and cartoons, all depicting endangered wildlife and at-risk landscapes from around the world and donated by the professional art community as well as by celebrities.

At the heart of the initiative is a shocking statistic – one elephant is poached for its ivory every 26 minutes. Exhibiting the collection helps to raise awareness about species extinction as well as raising funds to safeguard wildlife and empower communities to fight wildlife crime.

In 2021 the collection featured 250 artworks from artists in 26 countries. Celebrities included explorers Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Levison Wood, actors Bill Nighy and Stephen Fry and the singer Joni Mitchell. The collection sold in total, via online auction & gallery, for £90,000.

This year the Sketch for Survival collection will be displayed at the Dundas Gallery in Edinburgh from 20th – 23rd October and at gallery@oxo in London from 16th - 20th November.

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