Plight of endangered animals explored through art

Release Date: 12 May 2017

The plight of endangered animals will be explored in a contemporary exhibition in Richmond later this month.

Artist Susan Gibbons, will open her first solo exhibition: ‘Endangered Species and Disenchanted Animals’ at the Richmond Riverside Gallery, in the Old Town Hall.

Through her oil paintings, Gibbons aims to portray the animals in an unfamiliar manner, allowing the viewer to interpret the pictures in their own way. For example, an elephant with only three legs, carrying its own tusk. Or a whale painted with hand like tendrils which could be waving goodbye or indeed hello.

All the paintings have messages depicted in the way the animals are portrayed.

Cllr David Linnette, Mayor of Richmond upon Thames, said:

“This exhibition is an inspirational contemporary collection of paintings which highlight the suffering of animals.

“It is very thought provoking, and like the artist I hope the paintings will raise awareness of the issue and explore the plight of endangered and disenchanted animals.”

The exhibition is on display from the 20 May to 24 June 2017.

For more information, visit the Susan Gibbons: Endangered and Disenchanted Animals exhibition page.

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Updated: 31 May 2017