Celebrity Activist and Zebra One Gallery Curate One Planet. Once Chance
Leah Wood has inherited her Rolling Stones father, Ronnie Wood's passion for art and teamed up with Zebra One Gallery for the powerful, One Planet, One Chance exhibition - rather aptly, opening to the public for one day - at New Bond Street’s Koppel Project on 3 June.
The show is completely free and you can expect pieces celebrating the planet’s beautiful animals, marine life and ecosystems by big names, including Damien Hirst, Bob Dylan and Ben Eine.
We’re particularly excited about the show's breathtaking Lightbox photography by Chris Fallows, which is the culmination of more than 3,000 days spent at sea and four visits to all seven continents. His pieces show extraordinary animals in jaw-dropping moments, like this heart-stopping capture of a Great White shark, smashing through the waves to capture his lunch.
Other stand-out works in the show include photography by explorer, photographer and environmentalist Konrad Bartelski - from the Norwegian Arctic to Antarctica - trippy, psychedelic mushroom worlds by collage queen Seana Gavin and El Hardwick’s bold photography, exploring how to heal a damaged planet.
A host of exciting artists passionate about conservation have also contributed work to the project, including Leah Wood's butterfly and polar bear paintings as well as fine art photographer Jonathan Ducrest, urban artist, Dom Pattinson, provocative painter, Mason Storm, Tim Muddiman and Rebecca Fontaine-Wolf.
Wood says: “My passions are art, painting and my ambassador work for Cool Earth, so I’m proud to combine these to raise money and awareness for Cool Earth and Sea Shepherd at such a critical time for the planet. We must continue to take urgent climate action to protect rainforest and support people who live there.”
Zebra One Gallery owner and curator, Gabrielle Du Plooy concludes: “With World Environment Day coming up on 5 June, there has never been a more vital time to take action - we have one planet and one chance.
“We are proud to have so many incredible artists who share our passion - many of whom have captured its incredible natural wonders up close and provided them for this show, and others who have seen the devastating impact humans have had on the planet, and explore that in the exhibition and - more importantly - what we can do to help it heal.”
The exhibition will launch with a VIP Private View at Koppel Project on 2 June with sustainable drinks sponsors Bullards Gin and The Hidden Sea, and will open to the public on 3 June, before moving to Zebra One Gallery’s virtual exhibition, with key pieces available to view in person at the Hampstead gallery until 16 June.
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Koppel Project, 125 New Bond St, London W1S 1DY, 3 June