Amazing ‘Wild Art’ launch
The Art of Survival exhibition is finally here and what a night it has been! A host of new Art Ambassadors(pictured above,) celebrities, press and collectors gathered together tonight for the preview of the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation’s ‘Art for Survival’ Exhibition at Christie’s, London. Stunning work from the six art ambassadors from sculptures to photography to graphite art to paintings – are on display until 7th November with 50% of all sales going to the DSWF to fund wildlife projects around the world – so make sure you get down to the gallery before 5pm on Tuesday!
Passers-by were spotted gazing through the window tonight at some of David Filer’s amazing pieces (above left), whilst James Kydd’s elephants at a watering hole drew the eye and audiences from one gallery space into another. Mandy Shepherd’s detailed kingfishers attracted huge interest, alongside Domenica de Ferranti and Simon Max Bannister’s wonderfully varied sculptures. Emily Lamb, another of the Art Ambassadors and grand-daughter of David Shepherd CBE, unveiled a huge showpiece which created a real buzz. Emily ‘s ‘Within a World’ is a 360 degree x 80ft canvas installation comprising of 10 panels depicting scenes of humanity and wildlife around the world.
David had stood alongside Emily, painting some of the first brushstrokes of one of the 10 panels so this particular show-stopper was even more poignant. It’s been a great evening with an incredibly high standard of work and we’re thrilled to have such incredible Art Ambassadors contributing to the work of the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation.
Please come and support them and DSWF at the same time. The exhibition is open to all between Saturday 4th and Tuesday 7thNovember 2017. For more information about the exhibition and art from of the ambassadors, plus viewing of the on-line catalogue please visit https://davidshepherd.org/events/art-ambassadors