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Rhino Painting Goes Global

Artists for Conservation

In 2015, Australian artist Paula Wiegmink created a painting "Tears of the Rhino". The powerful image has since been signed by international celebrities and some of the world's leading conservationists including Sir David Attenborough, Dr. Jane Goodall, Virginia McKenna, Dr. Dame Daphne Sheldrick, action star Jean-Claude Van Damme and Queen rock star Brian May, among others. In a few short months, the image is becoming a creative petition to stop the poaching of endangered rhinos.

The painting and the cause it represented was featured on the television art series ‘Colour in Your Life’ (See Youtube clip below). The show gave Paula an opportunity to show her passion for conservation to the world and contribute to a global  movement raising awareness by uniting community groups and individuals in a single unified voice RAGES - Rotary Action Group for Endangered Species - currently the face of the "Say No" global awareness campaign with artist Paula Wiegmink.

Paula recently attended the Artists for Conservation Festival as featured international guest youth art instructor, where she co-lead art workshops with youth at Grouse Mountain.

 

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