18 May 2011

Art versus extinction.

All for a good cause:


16 May 2011 -- GHOSTS OF GONE BIRDS is a travelling multi-media art exhibition designed to raise a creative army for conservation.

Its first stop will be in Liverpool on May 19-20th at the Liverpool School of Art & Design where there will be a Ghosts Gallery Space featuring brand new work by Ralph Steadman, Sir Peter Blake, Rob Ryan, Billy Childish, Desmond Morris, Pete Fowler, Charming Baker, Kai and Sunny, Rebecca Jewell, Olly and Suzi, Dafila Scott and Jamie Hewlett - to name just a few.

Each artist has been asked to adopt a different extinct species of bird and breathe life back into it through their art.   There will be paintings, sketches, sculptures, woodcuts, poems and installation pieces all dedicated to resurrecting such lost creatures as the Red Moustached Fruit Dove, the Mysterious Starling and Reunion Owl.

The exhibition will also feature talks by artists, writers and scientists; as well as a live performance of new music especially written for the project by Jimi Goodwin of Doves on Friday, 20 May.

GHOSTS OF GONE BIRDS will then migrate south, stopping off at the Port Elliot Festival in July; The Bird Fair in August and then take up a three week residency at the Rochelle School Gallery in Shoreditch in November.

THE GHOSTS OF GONE BIRDS project has been created to get people thinking about the diverse range of birds that have already been lost to extinction– and introduce them to the work being done by BirdLife International and the RSPB to stop any more species joining them.

The shows will help raise funds for the frontline conservation projects being carried out by both organisations around the world to protect birds from the myriad threats endangering their continued existence.

GHOSTS OF GONE BIRDS is being jointly run by documentary film-maker/art collector Ceri Levy and creative director Chris Aldhous of ideas agency GOODPILOT.

For further information please contact:

Ceri Levy on 07885 755733


DaveE said...

Hello Phil, just a short note to let you know that the ravens I mentioned some time ago have produced two young which are now learning to fly.

Phil Woollen. said...

Cheers Dave.
Thats good to hear. I'll pass the record on.