A Charity Exhibition - Fast Extinction

by Montana Lowery in London, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 24th October 2020 we successfully raised £2,000 with 69 supporters in 42 days

to raise awareness of animals on the critically-endangered list – those most at risk from a staggering 32000 species facing extinction.

by Montana Lowery in London, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

If I had some additional funding, I would use the money to start another project to illustrate another environmental issue. 


I have created this project that comes straight from the heart, I truly believe that we can make a difference. Humanity undoubtedly is the reason animals are facing extinction and so we have to be the ones to put it right. With the rate of global warming as it is, not only for them but for our future too, we must make a change. 

Leopard print is the 5th most used print in the world, Tiger print is the 1st. These animals are clearly loved, so why aren't we supporting them more? not only by donating, but by shopping smarter. Fast fashion specifically is the worlds 2nd largest polluter. The way we shop and how often we do, would make a real difference. 

This exhibition is filled with education and will be displayed in Carnaby St. I hope people will come see the work, ask questions and leave feeling informed and empowered to make a change in there own lifestyle. 

It would mean the world to me for this body of work to make a difference. With only 10 vaquita left in the world, there is no better time to help. WWF help to pass legislation through local governments to protect habitats and place stricter measures on poaching, amongst many other amazing projects tailored to each of the animals in the exhibition. WWF are fighting to save our ecosystems on which we depend.

Thank you Montana :)

About the exhibition:

In this photographic exhibition comprising of 15 images Lowery has used the medium of fashion photography to highlight humanity's impact on the future of these species. By using the human form, she provides a mirror for the viewer to relate to the issues these animals face and styling to educate on the unsustainable impact of Fast Fashion and challenge the viewer to think about the way we live.

With the current pandemic the world is living through, the topic of conversation has dramatically changed to our own survival. I want to remind people that many animals live on the brink of extinction, because of our actions, every day. 

We are all very happy to wear a Leopards spots, but, how many of us think about the fact that if we don’t protect these animals, there will come a day when we are wearing the prints of animals that no longer exist. The prints will live on only in landfills and our wardrobes. 

Lowery wishes to encourage the viewer to donate to protect these animals and there habitats and our environment for the future.

Lowery said when speaking about the exhibition  "Our existence can be sustainable. It can work in harmony with our planet, my aim is to educate myself and others, protect what we have, restore what we have lost, and invest in a better future, I believe that the WWF will help us to do this.”

Entry to the gallery will be free, though donations are welcomed. 

Available to purchase at the gallery or here as a reward are: posters and postcards of the artwork in the exhibition, medium and large sized prints which have been printed on sustainable bamboo paper and environmentally friendly ink and the full sized original eco friendly prints, all profits raised are going to WWF.

Rewards:

Postcard 5 pack £5: Tiger, Leopard, Western Chimpanzee, Vaquita, Sea Turtle.

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Postcard 20 pack £16: All the exhibition images plus bonus images exclusive to postcards. 

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A2 Posters £20: Gorilla, Tiger, Orangutan, Blue Macaw.1599554512_screenshot_2020-09-01_at_18.52.53.png

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Exhibition Prints:

Medium A3 £25 and Large A2  £38 Prints.

Please view the images here montanalowery.com/fast-extinction when you donate write the name of the image as a message.

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For any queries about prints please get in touch at: hi@montanalowery.com

Thank you for your support, 

Montana :)


Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

Exhibition Poster A2

Unframed Matt 2OOgsm premium photo satin paper (FSC certified) Total size: 42 x 59 cm

£5 or more

Pack of 5 Postcards

Pack of 5 exhibition postcards, any 5 of your choice. Postage Included.

£8 or more

Postage and Packing

Orders can be collected from the gallery. If you require postage please help us cover this cost. All the packing is eco friendly. UK postage only. (please email hi@montanalowery.com for international postage)

£16 or more

8 of 11 claimed

Pack of 20 Postcards

Full set of 20 postcards featuring all the images from the exhibition plus bonus images that are exclusive to postcards.

£25 or more

Medium Print A3

Unframed 300gsm premium sustainable Bamboo Hahnemuehle photo paper Printed image size: 23 x 29 cm Total size: 42 x 30 cm All of the images seen at the exhibition are available plus some additional ones. Please let me know if one you want isn't listed and I can arrange it for you just write the animal you'd like in your donation.

£38 or more

Large Print A2

Unframed 300gsm premium sustainable Bamboo Hahnemuehle photo paper Printed image size: 38 x 47 cm Total size: 42 x 59 cm All of the images seen at the exhibition are available plus some additional ones. Please let me know if what you want isn't listed and I can arrange it for you. Just write the animal you'd in your donation.

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