One elephant is killed in Africa every 15 minutes. We therefore asked artists, explorers, adventurers and celebrities to do a simple 15 minute Sketch for Survivalto raise awareness of this shocking statistic and also to raise funds to combat wildlife crime. All these sketches, drawings, cartoons, doodles and paintings will be available for purchase via online bidding and on the Explorers night. At the event we will be joined by Sotheby's
Deputy Director and Specialist in Contemporary Art, Tom Eddisonwill be on hand to lend his expertise.
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We have original artwork from leading wildlife artists including the award-winning Karen Laurence-Rowe, Gary Hodges, Pip McGarry and Pollyanna Pickeringas well as from leading cartoonist Gabriel Alborozo. We also have sketches from celebrity supporters including Dame Judi Dench, Stephen Fry, Bill Nighy, Fearne Cotton
and many more.
All artwork will be on display at the Explorers evening on the 12th October and in the online gallery. A few select pieces will be auctioned at the Royal Geographical Society, the rest are being sold online in an auction that finishes on Sunday 15th October.