Spreading the conservation message through art
On Tuesday 28th of October 2014 Jacha, Gwyn and Platform Galeri Manager Kate Vincent went down to London to an evening reception at the House of Commons. The evening was hosted by Bill Wiggin MP on behalf of Orangutan Appeal UK. There was an exhibition of photographs by Cede Prudente (a top Indonesian photographer and conservationist) and Jacha’s paintings and photographs. There was an exclusive preview of the new documentary series, Meet the Orangutans which features Sue Sheward MBE (founder of Orangutan Appeal UK).
Then on Thursday 30th of October Jacha was invited to exhibit his paintings and photographs at Getty Images Gallery in London, again alongside Cede Prudente. There was a live auction on the evening, where one of Jacha’s prints was auctioned. Just like the previous evening the whole event was on behalf of Orangutan Appeal UK.
On October 29th 2015, Jacha, Gwyn and Kate returned to London for another event in the House of Commons hosted by Bill Wiggins MP on behalf of Orangutan Appeal UK. Jacha exhibited his latest photograph’s and a painting of Peanut, one of the orangutan stars from the Meet the Orangutans documentary series. The painting sold on the evening for £750 with all the money going to help Orangutan Appeal UK. It was announced on the evening that Paul O’Grady is to be the new patron of the charity.