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Wild Art - A Sale of African Wildlife Art in London in aid of Wild Dog Conservation

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Annabelle Carey of Laikipia Wilderness is hosting an evening sale of African wildlife art and photography, with drinks at Patrick Mavros’s beautiful shop in London on 1st September.


Professor Rosie Woodroffe will be giving a talk and slideshow about African Wild Dogs, a unique and wonderful species which is critically endangered and amazing animals.


This will be a fun and interesting evening as well as a wonderful chance to see some of the best wildlife art from Africa and from artists who visit Africa every year to gather inspiration.


All profits from the art sale go to the Laikipia Wild Dog project which Laikipia Wilderness work closely with gathering wild dog sightings in Laikipia. The project has been running for 16 years and keeping this unit going is an ongoing challenge. Their work provides an incredible insight into the lives of the wild dog, and monitors the threats which have caused their dramatic decline in recent years such as domestic dog diseases encroaching into wilderness areas, human/animals conflict which leads to people killing them, and random snaring. This is the fastest growing population of wild dogs in Africa and it is crucial this area is protected in order for them to survive the challenges of an ever increasing human population.


Each year Laikipia Wilderness hosts professional photographers from all over the world to photograph the dogs and are so lucky to follow them hunting almost daily.


On 1st September there will be about 60 pieces of artwork for sale by well known wildlife artists such as Dominique Salm, Annabel Pope, Karen Laurence-Rowe, Sophie Standing, David Maiden, Murray Grant, Paul Joynson-Hicks, Paul Wild, Albie Venter, Richard Carey, David Mbugua, Henrietta Jordan, Catherine Ingleby, Flora de Winton, Alex Sypratos, Hilary Hann, Lin Barrie and David Cox. The work spans a huge range of mediums from watercolour, oil on canvas, fabric embroidered with wild dogs stitched into a painting, bronze sculptures, ink sketches and photographs printed on canvas.


Please do come and invite any of your friends who might enjoy this fascinating evening, a chance to buy some wonderful pieces of art in aid of conservation.


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Thanks for letting us know about this. Could be very interesting.

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Sounds fantastic! Wonder if I can find an excuse to be in London then..

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