VERGE exhibition, November 2018

A group exhibition for IUCN red listed species on the Cape coast, Garden Route and Karoo, in South Africa.


Date: 10-30 November 2018
Venue: Knysna Art Gallery, Old Gaol, Cnr Main & Queen Streets, Knysna, South Africa

ArtistsAnnie le Roux | Chris Lochner | Helena Joubert |  Ingrid Nuss | Jane Pitchford | Janet Botes | Jurgens Walt | Lee Molenaar | Madelein Marincowitz

+ selected work by:  Gwendolyn Meyer | Ingrid Coerlin |  Quentin Horn


Inspired and in support of REMEMBRANCE DAY FOR LOST SPECIES, which happens on November 30th every year.

“People explore the stories of extinct and critically endangered species, cultures, lifeways, and ecological communities. Whilst emphasising that these losses are rooted in violent and discriminatory governing practices, the day provides an opportunity for participants to make or renew commitments to all who remain, and to develop creative and practical solutions.

Remembrance Day for Lost Species honours diverse experiences and practices associated with enduring and witnessing the loss of cultural and biological diversity. Participate in any way you choose – the annual theme can provide inspiration. Previous events have taken many forms including art projects, processions, tree planting, rituals and more.”
lostspeciesday.org

The artworks will include paintings, illustration, watercolours, ink drawings, photographic work as well as installation art, and look at endangered and threatened species as well as the causes of their risk of extinction. As part of the exhibition we’ll also be facilitating workshops, talks and other opportunities for community interaction. Contact Janet Botes at +2772 331 5057 or art@janetbotes.co.za to get involved. We aim to forge partnerships to help strengthen the impact and reach of this project, as well as make it an ongoing, annual project.

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