We are proud to support the launch of the Tusk Lion Trail, a global art installation in support of African conservation, by sponsoring a unique piece of art created by renowned abstract painter Ian Davenport.
Launching on 10 August 2021, the Tusk Lion Trail features over 45 life-sized lion sculptures across seven iconic locations worldwide, including London, New York, Sydney, Wellington and Nairobi. The sculptures serve to highlight the threats currently faced by ‘the King of Beasts’ and aim to raise vital funds to support community conservation and livelihoods impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic across Africa.
The sculptures have been designed and made by some of the planet’s foremost artists, musicians and sportspeople, including Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood, fine art photographer David Yarrow, rugby legend Richie McCaw and British actors Mathew Horne, Noel Fielding and John Cleese.
The artworks will be on display to the public until the end of September 2021. The artwork that Mishcon is sponsoring, “Kamuro”, created by Ian Davenport, is available to visit at St James’s Churchyard in Piccadilly. In November, they will be auctioned by global auction house Bonhams. Funds raised will provide vital support for Tusk’s conservation projects protecting lions and other endangered African species.
Alexander Rhodes, Head of Mishcon Purpose and Chairman of Tusk, said, “Africa’s iconic lions remind us of the natural world and our duty to protect it. We are delighted to support front line conservation through this celebration of art and imagination.”
Tusk Trust is a wildlife conservation organization with over 30 years of experience working. It aims to support the protection of endangered wildlife while mitigating poverty and providing educational opportunities throughout Africa.