Tasmanian Devil by Harry Exhibition Print

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Tasmanian Devil 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

DETAILS

  • Edition: Open edition
  • Artist: Harry, Yr 4 Mortimer Primary School, South Shields
  • 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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TASMANIAN DEVIL

This expressive drawing of a Tasmanian devil exhibited in Where Did All the Animals Go? exhibition is accompanied by the following information:

Conservation Status: ENDANGERED

Population: 10,000 – 25,000

BIOLOGY

The Tasmanian devil is the size of a small dog and became the largest carnivorous marsupial in the world after the extinction of the thylacine or Tasmanian wolf

Tasmanian devils are found throughout Tasmania. In1996 Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD) emerged and dramatically spread through the devil population decimating it by up to 80%.

They prefer to live in open forests and woodlands raising their young in dens. Tasmanian devils are considered to be generalist predators and specialized scavengers; prey comprise primarily medium- to large-sized mammals, although they will eat large invertebrates such as bogong moths. Tasmanian devils are solitarily, usually nocturnal and live 5 – 6 years in the wild.

THREATS

The major threat to this species at present is the devastating Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD), compounded by roadkills, dog kills and persecution. Information credit: IUCN Red List

 

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:

janeleemccracken.co.uk/blogs/where-did-all-the-animals-go