DSWF brings powerful ivory art exhibition to LA

To buy any of the artworks still available from this exhibition, browse the catalogue here and call us on 01483 272323.

David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) crossed the pond this October to hold a powerful exhibition focused on elephants and their plight against the ivory trade. This was an incredible opportunity kindly supported by Christie’s in Beverly Hills, giving us the exciting opportunity to hold this three-day exhibition in a brand new city to us.

The End of Ivory: The Art of Survival exhibition celebrated elephants as sentient beings but also highlighted their desperate struggle for survival in the face of extinction through phenomenal works of art by our DSWF Art Ambassadors.

Provocative paintings, sculptures and photographs created by DSWF Art Ambassadors were on display and available for sale, with a percentage of all sales going directly to DSWF to fund key conservation projects in Africa and Asia.

Drawing on DSWF’s rich art and conservation heritage, we were honoured to partner with our dedicated and internationally renowned Wildlife Art Ambassadors – Emily Lamb, Mandy Shepherd, David Filer, James Kydd, and Simon Max Bannister – whose mission is to raise awareness and funds to save endangered species through highly visual and emotive media.

The exhibition also featured artworks from guest artists, including Wildlife Artist of the Year 2019 winner Stephen Rew, US-based artists Matt Shapira, Anne London and Carrie Cook.

The exhibition was a great success and it was wonderful for the team to meet supporters and form new relationships with contacts in America, helping us to continue our work to protect wildlife.

Some of the works are still available for sale, please take a look at the catalogue