Wanted: Wildlife Artists and Celebrities!

Are you an accomplished wildlife artist, a famous actor/sportsman or someone with a public profile? If so, you could help us as we fight for the survival of endangered animals in Africa.

Sketch for Survival’ is a major exhibition of wildlife art culminating with our Explorers against Extinction event at the Royal Geographical Society on Thursday 12 October 2017 introduced by Sir Ranulph Fiennes.

Artwork will be displayed online for three months prior to the evening, with extensive PR and social media promotion, and also be on public display for a week in Central London as well at the event itself before being auctioned, with profits donated to our conservation partners.

Our preferred deadline, albeit a flexible one, is the 1st September so as we have time to market your work and ensure it maximises its full potential both monetarily and in terms of profile. The absolute deadline is the 30 September.

We already have pieces donated by Gary Hodges, Karen Laurence-Rowe, Pollyanna Pickering, Clive Meredith, Martin Aveling, Katy Jade Dobsonand other wonderful artists. We also have a growing portfolio of sketches from celebrities and leading conservationists. We would love to feature a piece of your work.

If you are an artist we appreciate that painting is your livelihood and a time-consuming discipline. If you are in the public eye we appreciate that you receive many demands on your time. We would therefore simply like to ask for 15 minutes of your timeto ‘Sketch for Survival’. To make life as simple as possible we’ve created a sketch pack containing everything you need, from paper and pencil to a stamped addressed envelope. Just e-mail us at with your address to receive one.

In return for your efforts a link will be placed from both the online gallery and this website to your own website. You are welcome to submit a 25-30 word description to accompany this. You will also be listed in the official event programme.

We’d love a quick sketch, cartoon, abstract image or even a series of words, signed by you, that shows your support for wildlife conservation in Africa. Of course, if you are an artist you are very welcome to donate an original painting, drawing or other work, safe in the knowledge that all profits from the event and artwork are being donated to our designated conservation charities. If you wish to do so, we will of course cover all packaging and postage costs.


The purpose of the exhibition is twofold. With your support we aim to raise vital awareness about the threat of extinction to iconic species such as elephant and rhino, as well as raising funds for nominated wildlife charities.

An online auction for the pieces will run in the weeks leading up to the event. Final bidding via silent auction will be held on the night, with the top lots being revealed at the end of the evening.

Please note: any sketch/artwork you donate will only be used in relation to the event. It will not be used in any other way or replicated without your prior permission.

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