Over the last couple of months, we’ve seen the wonderful support that so many have given to those affected by the tragic bushfires. The #authorsforfireys twitter campaign raised in excess of $500,00 for a range of charities and now a wonderful group of book illustrators are running a campaign too.
This time it’s to provide funds to Seed, Australia’s first indigenous youth climate network, and Bush Heritage Australia, an independent not-for-profit that buys and manages land and partners with Aboriginal people, so we can protect our irreplaceable landscapes and our magnificent native species forever.
The campaign is called Art for Wildlife and was initiated by Miriam Rosenbloom the Publisher of Scribble in Melbourne. It is supported by people across the Australian children’s publishing industry and most importantly by the artists who have donated their work to the project.
On the first day of each month in 2020 six prints will be released by children’s illustrators in response to the theme of Australian flora and fauna.
Once released these prints will be available throughout the year. Visit the website to view the stunning art work that has already been released from artists such as Shaun Tan and Sophie Beer. If you want to give an artwork as a gift but you can’t decide on one there is also an option to purchase gift vouchers.
In the first two weeks of launching, Art for Wildlife raised $5,000 but their hope is to raise a lot more. The artwork that has been released so far is stunning and would make a wonderful gift especially for booklovers. You’ll also know that your money is going to a very good cause so make the most of this wonderful opportunity to support our native wildlife.
For more information visit artforwildlife.com.au