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Top 25 Art Blog - Creative Tourist

Ghosts of Gone Birds Exhibition in aid of Birdlife International

A fabulous exhibition for a very good cause: make sure you get along, lend your support and help prevent further bird extinctions.

Wed 2nd November 2011 – Wed 23rd November 2011

Rochelle School, Arnold Circus, Shoreditch, London E2 7ES

Written by Amelia Gregory

Category: Art

Ghosts of Gone Birds Logo
On now, the Ghosts of Gone Birds exhibition, held at the Rochelle School in Shoreditch. Stop on by to see over 300 pieces of artwork designed to attract attention to the plight of vanishing and already extinct bird species across the world. Sales from the exhibition will raise money for BirdLife International's Preventing Extinction programme. There have been donations from all sorts of luminaries, including Ralph Steadman, Rob Ryan, Peter Blake, Billy Childish and writer Margaret Atwood, who has knitted a piece of artwork.

Ralph Steadman dancing with Pallas's Cormorant
Ralph Steadman dancing with Pallas's Cormorant.

Ralph Steadman - Moor Pen & Needless Smut
Ralph Steadman - Moor Pen & Needless Smut.

Sir Peter Blake - Dead as a Dodo
Sir Peter Blake with Dead as a Dodo print
Sir Peter Blake with Dead as a Dodo print.

Rob Ryan - If Only
Rob Ryan - If Only.

There are also some magnificent contributions from some familiar Amelia's Magazine faces, including Daria Hlazatova, Jack Teagle, Ben Newman and Barbara Ana Gomez. Do go and check it out, and if you can't afford one of the more expensive pieces you can donate money by buying one of the cheaper prints, posters or t-shirts.

The Ghost of Gone Birds exhibition is open between 12-8pm Monday-Friday and between 10am-6pm at the weekends.