Artists for Nature

Artists for Nature

OBJECTIVE
Contribute to the preservation of biodiversity in Turkey through “Wildlife Artistry”. Awareness raised to protect the endemic sweetgum trees (Liquidambar orientalis) in Muğla region.

ACTIONS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

  • 25 young Turkish artists worked with artists from United Kingdom in the endemic sweetgum forests. Within the scope of the Art Week in June 2016, they developed their capacities as wildlife artists. 
  • During the event held in Muğla Köyceğiz, the artists had a chance to observe the ecology of the region for 5 days in the presence of experts and they created art works in nature through the guidance of British artists.
  • The artwork was exhibited in Bodrum, Marmaris, Köyceğiz and Ankara. In addition, during the 53rd annual exhibition of the project’s British partner SWLA, a room at the Mall’s Gallery in London was allocated to the artwork created under the scope of the Artists for Nature project.
  • A book and calendar were designed and distributed to create public awareness in nature conservation. The artwork created under the project are displayed online at https://dogaicinsanat.wordpress.com/
  • Please visit https://youtu.be/Ak1ubzOC8Xw and https://youtu.be/CwdQ8Y9c0Jw for interviews with the grant beneficiary.