Shark by Isabel Exhibition Print
Great White Shark Print 2019 | Where Did All the Animals Go? Exhibition
High quality A4 print beautifully reproduced from original colour Biro drawing. This print is being sold in support of Born Free Foundation
- Edition: Open edition
- Artist: Isabel, Yr 6 Bexhill Academy, Sunderland
- Printed on 230gsm matte archival paper
- Size: 30 x 21cm
- Print signed and numbered by Jane Lee McCracken with dedication to artist
- Profits from each print sale go directly to Born Free
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GREAT WHITE SHARK
This happy drawing of a great white shark exhibited in Where Did All the Animals Go? exhibition is accompanied by the following information:
Conservation Status: VULNERABLE
The great white shark is often mistakenly thought of as the most voracious predator of the seas, and even has a reputation as a ferocious man-eater, something that sadly has been hugely exaggerated by the media
Supported by a cartilaginous skeleton, these sharks are streamlined for efficient movement through the water, with pointed snouts, large triangular first dorsal fin and sharply pointed teeth. They have an acute sense of smell and are able to sense electric fields through sensors in the snout. Despite its worldwide notoriety, very little is known about the behaviour of the great white shark. They are usually solitary or occur in pairs, although it is apparently a social animal that can also be found in small aggregations of 10 or more, particularly around a carcass. Great white sharks are particularly slow-growing and despite their large size, survival of young is thought to be low. Great whites are at the top of the marine food chain and are skilled predators.
Fishing is the main threat to great white sharks either as bycatch or for their fins for shark-fin soup. The teeth and jaws of great white sharks are particularly valuable. Game fishing has increased in popularity recently and the great white shark is something of a holy grail for enthusiasts due to its great size and reputation as the most dangerous fish in the sea. Unfortunately, its inquisitive nature and tendency to investigate human activities makes this shark vulnerable to capture. Habitat degradation, depletion of prey species, negative attitudes towards the shark, and shark fences to protect bathers further affect population numbers. Unwarranted fear of these sharks throughout much of its range, makes conservation efforts difficult to initiate.
Information credit: Arkive
EXHIBITION & CONFERENCE
'Where Did All the Animals Go?' An Exhibition of North East School Children’s Biro Drawings Working with Artist, Jane Lee McCracken featuring Biro drawings of some of the world’s most endangered species, at Thought Foundation Art Gallery 20 June - 22 July 2019. Jane worked with over 400 children visiting five schools across the region to deliver Biro drawing workshops. Both exhibition and the Endangered Species Conference, also organised by Jane, are supported by international wildlife charity Born Free, with President and Co-Founder Will Travers, OBE headlining the conference. Included in the exhibition is a selection of Jane’s Biro drawings, which explore loss to the environment, generated by human destruction.
Both exhibition and conference call for wider awareness and compassion for wildlife affected by human destruction, and the subsequent impact of wildlife depletion on humanity if we don’t act now. These events, which also include workshops and film screenings during the exhibition, reveal the facts as to why and how species are threatened and provide access to vital knowledge as well as concise, key actions each one of us can take, so we can make positive changes for wildlife, both locally and globally.
More information about this project here: