‘LYCAON – Artists for Painted Dogs’ features over 30 international artists and photographers in a Global Art Fundraiser to raise awareness globally, of the plight of the endangered African painted dog. Less than 6,600 dogs remain in the wild today, as a result of ongoing habitat fragmentation, poaching, road kills and diseases caught from domestic dogs. Artwork will be available to purchase from 6 October to 6 November 2020.
Today, this remarkable species is extinct in 11 African countries and possibly extinct in 8 other countries, according to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
The Exhibition, organised by renowned UK artist Heather Irvine, includes many well-known artists such as Karen Laurence-Rowe (Kenya), Emily Lamb (Art Patron, David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation), Nick Lyon (Director, BBC Dynasties Painted Wolves), Nick Dyer (author of Painted Wolves: A Wild Dog’s Life), Liberty Shuro (Zimbabwe), Livia Gomez (Brazil), Stephen Rew (David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation Wildlife Artist of the Year, 2019), Nick Mackman (David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation Wildlife Artist of the Year, 2015).