To mark the 85th birthday of Dr. Jane Goodall this year, the Jane Goodall Institut – Austria (JGI-A) has come up with a unique way to celebrate this special day and to gift Dr. Goodall with what is dearest to her heart: the funding of her lifelong mission to protect chimps and to empower people to make a difference for all living things.
Therefore, the JGI-A will host an exclusive charity exhibition and auction of international artwork upon Dr. Jane Goodall’s visit to Vienna, Austria on 10. September 2019 in the ‘Rösthalle’ Wien. A fine selection of art from all mediums, ranging from sculpture to photography, will be on display during the course of the event and available for purchase through a silent auction. All funds raised through the sale of the artwork will go 100% to the projects of the Jane Goodall Institut – Austria.
“Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes a difference.”
Art has an important and powerful role in activism, or so called artivism. It gives the artist the chance to express their viewpoint, share inspiration and raise awareness as well as funds. Dr. Jane Goodall appreciates art as a medium for the individual to be part of the change they want to see in the world. Last year, textile artist and artivist Janine Heschl donated her portrait of ‘Wounda’, a rescued chimpanzee from JGI’s Tchimpounga sanctuary, to be auctioned in the presence of Dr. Jane Goodall and together they managed to raised 6.500€ for the projects of the JGI-A.
So, if you want to be part of the change, become an active member of the JGI community and raise not only funds but also awareness, this call for artivism is for you!
The theme of this call is #BeJane and it should be a reflection of how the artist feels inspired by Dr. Jane Goodall and her work. It is an international call and all mediums are welcome (textiles, fine art, metal, sculpture, wood, photography, fiber). A jury of seven members of the JGI-A will select the artwork and overlook the silent auction during the evening.
All selected artists will receive a signed photograph of Dr. Jane Goodall holding their entered artwork, as a token of appreciation and an unforgettable memory.
Information and details for the call for art can be downloaded here: