ART FOR ANIMALS
Adding some further colour to our conference!
Please browse through the work of these inspiring artists & ‘artivists’ who have been using their art to raise awareness and/or fundraise for animal charities.
Amazon bestselling, award-winning artist and multi-award-winning author Janina Rossiter brings her passions together in her work: painting and illustrating children’s books. As an illustrator and author, Janina was inspired to write “Diamonds, Hearts & Sea Stars!” and “123 Who’s Cleaning the Sea?” because of her concerns for our environment. Her latest children books focus on plastic pollution and endangered sea creatures, and helping to empower young children to feel the need to protect our wildlife and to make a difference. Nina believes that, by creating art to raise awareness of environmental issues, we create a way to communicate, a visual language that anyone can understand. “I hope that through my art and my love of the sea, I can make my voice heard and make a difference.”
Soﬁya is a Russian native Singapore-based wildlife artist and conservationist. Using her art, she urges public attention to lesser-known conservation topics. Both education and work experience in conservation help Soﬁya to be at ‘the heart’ of wildlife protection, making her art all the more powerful. She is a former winner in the Human Impact category of the Wildlife Artist of the Year competition and a judge of the Golden Turtle international wildlife photography and art contest.
She previously collaborated with various researchers and conservation NGOs (among them, ACRES, TRAFFIC, FLIGHT, Planet Indonesia, Save Vietnam’s Wildlife, David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation and Creature Conserve).
Endangered Species Mural Project, Center for Biological Diversity
Lotta trained as a barrister and worked for 14 years in law and development. She started painting professionally in 2018 and has used her art to raise money for various animal causes. She painted these horseshoe crabs after learning about how they are used for the development of vaccines. The cat is her own!
Anna Garrett adopts a methodology of drawing as ecological activism. She is concerned with the importance of wildness in the in-between patches and ecotone of urban/suburban environments, as well as symbiosis between plant, insect and human. Playing the role of amateur entomologist in living ecosystems, she focuses the ‘slow gaze’ of drawing as a method to connect to multi-species relationships and aliveness itself in an entangled, biodiverse web. She runs drawing in nature workshops to facilitate a ‘being with’ connection to non-human nature. Anna completed her MFA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths, University of London and has exhibited in the UK and internationally. Recent project addresses the critically endangered Mexican Ajolote, the socio-ecological system at Xochimilco, and collaborative conservation efforts between local Chinampa community and UNAM university scientists. Sketches from the Ajoloteria project were on display at Brown Arts Institute, Rhode Island at Re-Examining Conservation, and will be shown in an upcoming solo exhibition at Na Tlali in Mexico City.
For more animal art and culture, visit the Culture & Animals Foundation, sponsors of the Tom Regan Memorial Lecture.
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