2017 Results


OurSketch for Survival 2017 exhibition comprised over 160 pieces of artwork, ranging from 15 minute sketches to complex, time-consuming artworks donated by acclaimed professional wildlife artists across 14 different countries. We were also grateful to have the support of so many celebrity sketchers, from Dame Judi Dench, Bill Nighy and Stephen Fry to Ranulph Fiennes  and Ray Mears

We took the collection on a short tour to Norwich, Bath and London.  The whole collection was also displayed at the Royal Geographical Society during our Explorers against Extinction event on the evening of 12 October 2017 (click here for details). We were delighted that Tom Eddison, Deputy Director & Specialist in Contemporary Art at Sotheby's joined us on the night to lend his expertise and run a short auction for a select few pieces.

The purpose of the exhibition was twofold. We wanted to raise vital awareness about the threat of extinction to iconic species such as elephant, lion and rhino, as well as raising funds and donating resources to nominated wildlife charities and organisations. In total the auction raised over £40,000and fully funded all of our campaign target projects with Rhino Conservation Botswana, Ol Pejeta Reserve and the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

Many thanks to all of our artists for donating so generously and to all those who took part in the online auction. To view the collection, please click on the relevant category below. For auction results please visit our 2017 auction site.

The Sketch for Survival Collection 2017

Original Artwork

Oils, watercolours and other mediums in work donated by professional artists.

Sketches - Artists

Pencil sketches from wildlife artists from the UK, Europe and around the World.

Sketches - Celebrity Supporters

Sketches from celebrity supporters, explorers, and others supporting our  campaign.

Limited Edition Prints/Books

Signed limited edition prints & signed limited edition books from leading wildlife artists
Our Sketch for Survival collection of over 160 artworks and sketches was on display at the Explorers against Extinction evening on the 12th October at the RGS in London. Sotheby's Deputy Director and Specialist in Contemporary Art, Tom Eddison was on hand to lend his expertise and to run a short live auction. Our thanks to Tom and Sotheby's for their support.
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Artists for Conservation were Social Media Partners of Sketch for Survival.
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