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Twenty-two artists have donated their pieces in a special art-meets-conservation mission dubbed the Tiny Art Gallery exhibition, all to help support sea turtles and the hatchlings in the Two Oceans Aquarium Foundation’s care:

 

Noordhoek, South Africa (21 May 2024) — Multiple artists have generously donated unique pieces of their art for a cause far beyond the surface! Their works have culminated into a unique collection taking centre stage as the Tiny Art Gallery exhibition—a special art-meets-conservation mission to help support sea turtles.

As many of the Good Things Guy readers will know, this year’s hatchling season got off to a very rocky start. The Cape storms brought forth many stranded sea turtle hatchlings, which led to Two Oceans Aquarium Foundation’s Turtle Rescue Network and Conservation Centre facing hundreds of baby turtles in need of help.

In the past month alone, the Two Oceans Aquarium has received nearly 580 stranded sea turtle hatchlings, underscoring the urgent need for enhanced rehabilitation capabilities.

Hoping to lend a brush, a pen and a hand, Noordhoek Art Point Gallery decided to host the Tiny Art Gallery as a way to raise support the sea turtles and their heroes; with hopes that funds raised will provide essential aid for these endangered creatures and contribute to the expansion of conservation facilities.

The original turtle rehab center was established out of necessity, and now, with a rising number of sea turtles in distress, the importance of a new, dedicated space for turtle research and rehabilitation has never been more evident.

Scheduled to open in 2026, the new Turtle Conservation Centre will consolidate turtle rehabilitation, education, and research under one roof, significantly expanding the scope of conservation efforts. This multifunctional facility will be accessible to all, showcasing various turtle species and promoting awareness of marine ecosystems. It will also address the critical impacts of climate change, plastic pollution, and discarded fishing gear on sea turtles and their habitats.

In support of this cause, 22 artists have gifted their work, and visitors are invited to enter for a chance to win the entire collection of these tiny masterpieces, with all proceeds going towards the Two Oceans Aquarium Foundation’s essential work.

The Tiny Art Gallery exhibition will be on display at Noordhoek Art Point Gallery from 15 May to 30 June 2024 and is a fantastic way to appreciate tiny art making a big difference. You can enter to win the collection here.

Meanwhile, in more news where artists are supporting animals, the Art for Animals exhibition in Sandton is on this weekend where the chance to support Pigs ‘n’ Paws Rescue is on the cards! You can learn all about it, here.


Sources: Supplied 
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Ashleigh's favourite stories have always seen the hidden hero (without the cape) come to the rescue. As a journalist, her labour of love is finding those everyday heroes and spotlighting their spark - especially those empowering women, social upliftment movers, sustainability shakers and creatives with hearts of gold. When she's not working on a story, she's dedicated to her canvas or appreciating Mother Nature.

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