Sketch for Survival 2018

Sketch for Survival 2018
Making a stand against species extinction

It's currently estimated that 55 elephants a day are killed for their ivory, that's one every 26 minutes. An average of three rhinos a day are killed for their horn. There are c. 23,000 lions left in the wild, down from 200,000 a century ago. There are c. 4,000 tigers left in the Indian sub-continent, down from 40,000 a half century ago.

Sketch for Survival is all about raising awareness of these shocking statistics, while also raising significant funds to fight wildlife crime. 

 We ask artists, illustrators, cartoonists and celebrities to spend just 26 minutes, the same amount of time it takes for another African elephant to be poached for its tusks, on a sketch of any endangered species.  All these sketches are then displayed on a nationwide gallery tour in October and November 2018, including a week in Central London and three days in New York, USA. The collection will also be available to view and to bid for via our online auction site. The auction will conclude on the evening of Sunday 25th November 2018.

Many of our artists and celebrities from our successful 2017 campaign are helping us again and by word of mouth we are expecting an even bigger and better collection of art in 2018. Many thanks to the talented artists who give their time to make Sketch for Survival such a success.

In 2018 we are raising funds to buy, train and equip three operational anti-poaching dog-squads to donate to National Parks and Conservancies at the forefront of the battle against poaching. Sign up to our newsletter to hear more about the projects we are supporting this year.

If you are an artist interested in donating a sketch please click here.

The Sketch for Survival Collection 2018

Sketches - Artists

Pencil sketches from wildlife artists from the UK, Europe and around the World.

Sketches - Celebrity Supporters

Sketches from celebrity supporters, explorers, and others supporting our  campaign.
As one of the leading children's illustration agencies in the world, Plum Pudding is known for being one of the most dynamic, passionate and proactive agencies around, representing some of the most talented children's illustrators from across the globe.  Representing 100+ artists, Plum Pudding produces illustrations for children’s publishing, advertising, editorial, greeting cards and packaging.
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Sketch for Survival 2017

Our ‘Sketch for Survival 2017’ exhibition comprised over 160 pieces of artwork donated by acclaimed professional wildlife artists across 14 different countries. We were also grateful to have the support of so many celebrity sketchers, from Dame Judi Denchand Stephen Fryto Ranulph Fiennes  and Ray Mears.In total the auction raised over £40,000and fully funded all of our campaign target projects with Rhino Conservation Botswana, Ol Pejeta Reserve and the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.      

For full details of Sketch for Survival 2017 click here.

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