The conservation charity Tusk launched a London wide art installation 20th August 2018 to raise public awareness of the plight of the rhino, their conservation work and to raise vital funds for their projects.
Supported by an invited list of internationally respected and collected artists, including Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, The Chapman Brothers, Harland Miller and Dave White amongst others, 21 specially decorated and embellished rhino sculptures will charge onto the streets of London on 20 August 2018. Each rhino is generously sponsored by a Tusk supporter or partner.
'Fragile' by Dave White is generously supported by Forevermark of the De Beers Group and situated on New Bond Street, London. Special thanks to Forevermark for the timelapse footage.
The sculptures will be displayed at a selection of iconic London sites including Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden and Carnaby Street and will culminate with the celebration of World Rhino Day on 22 September 2018.
The unique artworks will then go to auction in aid of Tusk on 9 October 2018 at an event hosted by leading London auction house, Christies. The high profile sale of works will be held the same week world leaders gather in London to attend the International Conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade. The conference is an important opportunity for governments to make the commitments needed to end the illegal wildlife trade.
The trail is presented by ISPS Handa in partnership with Land Rover.