Art to Roam – your love of wildlife can make a difference
**The auction is now closed**
We are proud to announce that our “Art to Roam” auction raised a total of $53,200AUD. This will split between our Room to Roam conservation project in Africa and the artists from the supported studios who generously donated their artworks for this event.
We would like to send our thanks to all the talented artists involved, to our friends at Arts Project Australia and Leonard Joel who we partnered with for this event, and to everyone who registered and took part in the auction. It was a truly special event and we look forward to coming together again next year.
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On October 4th 2021 (World Animal Day), IFAW Board member John Albrecht hosted “Art to Roam”, a special global online auction event.
"Art to Roam" brought people and animals together globally to appreciate extraordinary humans and be a part of the solution to save Africa’s iconic elephants. The event was a collaboration between three unexpected connections—IFAW, supported studios across the world and Australian auction house Leonard Joel.
The auction is now closed.
Why it matters
Leading Australian auction house Leonard Joel has a long-standing relationship with IFAW. In 2016 we collaborated to create and implement a voluntary policy to cease auction trade in elephant ivory and rhinoceros horn in Australia. Since then, Leonard Joel Chairman John Albrecht has been an advocate for both the wider adoption of this policy and industry change.
As part of "Art to Roam", we worked with Leonard Joel and their relationship with supported studios around the world. Supported studios are creative environments that support artists with specific health or social needs and advocate for their inclusion within the community. Through these studios, neurodiverse artists are able to empower themselves and develop professional growth in the art sector.
Never before have supported studios from around the world joined hands in this way to help people and wildlife together. All proceeds will benefit involved studios, artists and IFAW’s Room to Roam project—an initiative that connects safe corridors for elephants and promotes coexistence. By partnering with local communities, governments, land owners and wildlife rangers, we connect protected landscapes across East and Southern Africa and create the room elephants need to roam.
Our “Art to Roam” event was virtually screened live for people across the world to unite and raise funds for remarkable artists and a critical conservation project in Africa; Room to Roam.
View the digital flipbook of the artwork that was available to purchase during the auction.