Artists are donating 50% or more of the proceeds from the sale of their artwork to Painted Dog Conservation in Zimbabwe and Wildlife ACT in South Africa. Artwork is on sale until Nov. 6.
“The Painted Wolf Foundation is proud to support innovative initiatives that seek to raise awareness of this highly endangered species and much-needed funds for crucial operations in the field,” said Nicholas Dyer, chairman, Painted Wolf Foundation. “This is especially critical during these times of COVID-19 where many traditional revenue streams have dried up.”
When a Wild Dog becomes ill, injured or old, the rest of the pack cares for and feeds them. This dedication to each other’s well-being was one of the reasons that led to them being featured in David Attenborough’s “Dynasties” (BBC Series 1 – Painted Wolf).
The exhibition, organised by renowned UK artist Heather Irvine, includes many well-known artists, such as Stephen Rew (David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation Wildlife Artist of the Year, 2019), and Nick Mackman (David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation Wildlife Artist of the Year, 2015).
It is also an opportunity to support artists who are struggling with physical exhibitions being closed during COVID-19, but who, even while facing financial challenges, are donating 50% or more of the proceeds from the sale of their artwork to the two organisations.