Olympia London, 24 - 25 January 2018

2017 features

ART by WILLIAM SWEETLOVE

Cape Town Art Agency

At the beginning of December 2016, William Sweetlove and Cape Town Art Agency (CTAA) managed to set up a temporary art exhibition in Antarctica to create awareness of environmental issues.

"A colony of Adelie penguins were placed in Rossea, one of the last remaining intact ecosystems and also the largest protected marine area in the world", said William Sweetlove.

Fishing in Rossea has been banned for the next 35 years as penguins are not only threatened by climate change,... but also the continuous hunting of krill which forms the main diet of these penguins.

“Up until 2015 we have been lucky to avoid this threat and as an artist, I am using my plastic penguins to emphasize the issue in this area. The scientific studies in this area is vital in the research of global warming”, said Sweetlove. 

As no objects may be left in Antarctica, the Sweetlove penguins will return to Cape Town where they will be auctioned off for a good cause.

With the kind support from IPF & CTAA

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