Shining a Light on Extinction COP26 at the Glasgow Print Studio
31oct(oct 31)10:30 am27nov(nov 27)5:30 pmShining a Light on Extinction COP26 at the Glasgow Print StudioWe invite you to shine a light on extinction, an interactive printmaking and film screening exhibition in November 2021. Discover the anatomy of some of the world’s most endangered and vulnerable animals through a unique screenprint series and watch how Under the Skin are using interactive printmaking to protect threatened species.Glasgow Print Studio, Trongate 103, Glasgow, G1 5HD(October 31) 10:30 am - (November 27) 5:30 pm OrganiserGlasgow Print StudioEvent TypeCultural, Arts & Social
We invite you to shine a light on extinction, an interactive printmaking and film screening exhibition
We invite you to shine a light on extinction, an interactive printmaking and film screening exhibition in November 2021. Discover the anatomy of some of the world’s most endangered and vulnerable animals through a unique screenprint series and watch how Under the Skin are using interactive printmaking to protect threatened species. The exhibition will be hosted by the Glasgow Print Studio, an arts charity with close links to the Glasgow community, during COP26.
With the endangered species list doubling in the past decade, threats to animals all across the planet continue to grow. Over the past 50 years we have lost over half the land animals on earth, most of them silently disappeared without us ever knowing what they are, or what loosing them will actually mean for us. We do however know that loss of biodiversity impacts all the other animals, insects, plants, fungi and trees in that habitat, leading to significant amounts of carbon dioxide being released back into the atmosphere.
Under the Skin encourages people to broaden their awareness of the current environmental issues facing our planet and use the skills at their fingertips to become part of this urgent conversation. Since 2015, brothers Ed & James Harrison have been combining their passion for design, illustration and printmaking to shine a light on some of the world’s most vulnerable and endangered species. Printed on Fedrigoni carbon neutral paper, these limited edition screenprints are hand-crafted pieces of art with a powerful underlying message: under UV light the phosphorescent skeleton of each animal is exposed, a reminder of all that remains when a species falls into the darkness of extinction.
The artwork is all created in the name of raising funds and awareness for animal charities, where 20% of every print sale is donated to an organisation dedicated to protecting that respective species or habitat. Under the Skin are proudly collaborating with a growing number of world renowned organisations which include the likes of: Sea Shepherd, RSPB, Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre, Birdlife International, Pandas, Saving Cranes, Bornean Orangutan Survival, International and the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation, amongst numerous others. This exhibition also sees Under The Skin screen their first short film, created by Luke Ripley, which provides a unique insight into their creative process and the invaluable work that their artistic ventures support.
Discover the anatomy of these animals through this unique exhibition here at the Glasgow Print Studio.
October 31 (Sunday) 10:30 am - November 27 (Saturday) 5:30 pm