- The Old Street Gallery
- Friday, May 17, 2019
- Tuesday, May 21, 2019
- 62 Paul Street, Leonard Circus, London, EC2A 4NA
- Jenny Tang (Instagram @definitelyjenny)
Location: The Old Street Gallery, 62 Paul Street, Leonard Circus, London, EC2A 4NA.
Dates: 18th – 20th May 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 21st May 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Private Viewing 17th May 7:00 PM – 12:00 AM. Free Entry.
‘On This Planet.’ is an illustration exhibition in East London raising funds for World Land Trust’s “Buy An Acre” scheme where every £100 donated = 1 acre of land protected and preserved for wildlife. The biggest challenge facing many animals today is habitat loss and habitat fragmentation, ‘On This Planet’ seeks to raise the profile of this issue and alleviate the problem through fundraising for land purchase. By purchasing land, it creates, relatively rapidly, protected reserves in areas under imminent threat of destruction.
Featuring over 30 illustrators from the UK and beyond, each illustrator will choose and exhibit an animal that is affected heavily by habitat loss and fragmentation. These range from the fierce tiger to the gentle pygmy three-toed sloth. Each illustrated animal is risographed, which is an environmentally friendly printing technique using soy-based inks.
Through the exhibition, ‘On This Planet’ aims to create a positive, fun and accessible way for people to take part in environmentalism. Prints of each animal will be available to purchase for £10 with other donated prints as low as £3.50. Proceeds from print sales will go to purchasing land through World Land Trust ‘Buy An Acre’ scheme, offering a more tangible and direct impact towards wildlife conservation.
Further information can be found on the website: www.onthisplanet.co.uk
Social Media, Twitter, and Instagram: @onthisplanet_