Art auction featuring 5 Archibald Prize winners for wildlife protection
Art for the Animals is the inaugural art fundraising event to support Perth based For the Animals’ work to protect wildlife and habitat in one of the largest remaining tropical forests in Asia, the Southern Cardamon Mountains of Cambodia.
The event will feature pieces from a growing list of incredible local, national and international artists including 5 Archibald winners as well as Picasso, Cezanne, Renoir, Aleister Crowley, Norman Lindsay, Juniper, Bromley, Mombassa, Banksy, Blackman, Gleeson, and many others.
Art for the Animals will transport guests into a wonderland of intrigue and beauty, celebrating the interconnectedness of humans, animals, and the natural environment.
On offer will be exclusive paintings, photographs and sculptures valued from $250 – $100,000.
Art is now available for preview or purchase online at https://fortheanimals.org.au/artfortheanimals
Art for the Animals, event details:• Thursday, 18 November 2021, 6pm – 8.30pm • Fridays Studio, 13 Old Aberdeen St, West Perth • Tickets $25 per person, includes two drinks and gourmet pizza • Tickets or to donate: https://fortheanimals.org.au
This event is timely since mismanagement of animals and wild habitat have been implicated not only in climate change and loss of clean water, but as causes of zoonotic pandemics, including COVID-19. This event aims to raise not only funding but also awareness of the urgency of caring for our natural environment and animals. There are thousands of stories of rescued wildlife that have benefitted from the work of For the Animals and its partner, Wildlife Alliance, which currently protects 1.3 million hectares of old growth forest and has rescued over 70,000 animals from wildlife trade. Tours are set to resume in the near year so donors can visit three rescue, rehabilitation and release sites run by Wildlife Alliance and For the Animals.
Rebecca Tilbrook, For the animals Founder, said: “We’re so grateful to our supporters for the variety and quality of art they’ve made possible for our event. The proceeds will go a long way in helping people maintain sustainable livelihoods working to protect wildlife and habitat in one of the last intact tropical forests in Southeast Asia.\”