WHERE DID ALL THE ANIMALS GO? EXHIBITION 2022
Exhibition finally completed after COVID delay: 700 global schoolchildren’s wildlife drawings now on permanent display at Great North Museum: Hancock, UK
- Where did all the Animals Go? Exhibition: 100 Malaysian children’s drawings go on display to complete the exhibition, 2.5 years in creation, at in the museum’s Living Planet gallery.
- Features vinyl prints of 700 original biro drawings by schoolchildren from the UK, USA, Kenya, Guyana and Malaysia.
- North East based Artist, Jane Lee McCracken, Founder and CEO of Drawing for the Planet charity founded the project working in partnership with international wildlife charity Born Free, to give children and vulnerable wildlife a voice.
Despite difficulties in delivering Malaysian drawing workshops due to COVID-19 pandemic, the now completed exhibition can be viewed at Newcastle University’s Great North Museum: Hancock (GNM), displaying drawings from nearly 100 Malaysian children. Each drawing
features an iconic Malaysian species, the orangutan Guyana. The Malaysian children’s drawings now join the 600 drawings by children from North East England, USA, Kenya and Guyana, which have been on display since 2021.
“I am over-joyed to complete the exhibition and install the astonishing drawings by Malaysian children. It has been a tremendously inspirational and moving journey to completion and I’m so proud of all the children who participated in my workshops and created amazing art to help raise awareness of vulnerable wildlife.
Through drawing, education, and the opportunity of self-expression, I hope to generate individual compassion towards animals and the environment while encouraging collective responsibility to further cherish and conserve the planet’s remaining wildlife for future generations: if we care we want to conserve."
Watch the time-lapse video of the installation of Malaysian children's drawings:
North East Post:
BORN FREE FOREVER EXHIBITION LAUNCH
4 April 2022
Image courtesy of Born Free: Will Travers OBE, Virginia McKenna OBE, Thea Caine Junior Ambassador Born Free and Jane Lee McCracken Artist and DftP Founder
On 4 April 2022, Drawing for the Planet (DftP) partner, international wildlife charity Born Free launched Born Free Forever exhibition which displays 25 bronze lion sculptures in Exhibition Park, Newcastle until 30 June. Born Free Co-Founders Virginia McKenna OBE and Will Travers OBE, also Born Free Co-Founders, were joined by Thea Caine a Born Free Junior Ambassador and Artist and DftP Founder, Jane Lee McCracken who was invited to deliver a Biro drawing workshop of the lion sculptures to Thea's class from Burnopfield Primary, County Durham. Read our blog post here. The following articles and features were published about the event:
BBC Look North
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Newcastle Evening Chronicle:
WHERE DID ALL THE ANIMALS GO? EXHIBITION COMPLETION
23 March 2022
Despite difficulties in delivering Malaysian drawing workshops due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Jane completed the Where Did All the Animals Go? exhibition at Newcastle University’s Great North Museum: Hancock, with the installation of nearly 100 Malaysian children’s drawings of iconic Sarawak wildlife including orangutans. The completed exhibition features nearly 700 drawings of vulnerable wildlife by schoolchildren from across the globe. This time-lapse video captures Jane and Incite Design's Colin Lowrey installing the Malaysia display.
Video courtesy of Great North Museum: Hancock
1 February 2022
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