Bianca Botha (Bibi) – Venture

Mixed Media, Original | 73 × 103 cm | Framed


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January 2024, Vulpro transported 160 endangered Cape Vultures to another sanctuary on the opposite side of South Africa. It took them two years of thorough planning. Bibi was given permission to represent this hopeful project with her artwork. This mother and chick represents their chance for a prosperous future.

Smoke on paper


Bibi is a South African artist who uses delicate trails of smoke to create images that reflect the fleeting beauty of wildlife, evoking a sense of wonder and mystery. She employs a candle flame to deposit smoke on paper, then meticulously scrapes, brushes and cleans to reveal her art. This delicate process involves multiple layers of smoke to build depth and requires a steady hand to prevent the paper from burning. Bibi’s smoking techniques are self taught and her unique artworks are under UV resistant, anti-glare, museum glass to ensure their longevity and brilliance.


Please note that shipping costs are not included in the purchase price for this artwork, and there may be additional customs charges for deliveries outside the UK.  Upon purchase, a member of the DSWF team will be in touch to discuss collection or delivery options. All artworks will remain at the Mall Galleries, even if sold, until the exhibition concludes on 6 July 2024.


At least 50% of the proceeds from this sale will support the charitable work of David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) and our ground-based conservation partners across Africa and Asia.