Chengeta’s exclusive charity auction of delightful pieces of artwork, photography, books and jewelry ends tomorrow! All bids must be received by Saturday 25 August at 10pm UK time / 2pm West Coast USA time.
Remember, it’s easy to bid on a lot. Click on the button at the end of each item listed below, you will be directed to an auction album on Chengeta Wildlife’s Facebook page and can place your bid under the photo in the comments section of each item.
If you are not on Facebook or would prefer to bid in private, please send an email as soon as you can, stating which lot you are interested in along with your maximum bid, to: [email protected]
The winning bidders will be announced online on Chengeta's Facebook page live on Sunday 26 August by Chengeta Founder, Rory Young and Specialist Trainer, Nigel Kuhn.
Wishing you a final good luck! I do hope you get the winning bid on your chosen item.
Thank you for your generous support.
Rory Young & the Chengeta Wildlife team
LOT TWO: RHINO 2014 ORIGINAL BIRO DRAWING BY JANE LEE MCCRACKEN
BIDS START AT £1,000
Jane Lee McCracken’s Rhino biro drawing (with dimensions 420mm x 600mm), made especially for Chengeta, represents some of the most hunted animals on earth including species from multiple continents.
Inspired by Albrecht Dürer’s ionic drawing Rhinoceros, 1515, Rhino biro drawing symbolises man’s curiosity and relationship with the natural world, from Dürer’s epochal representation to the present day. Rhinos teeter on the brink of extinction alongside tigers, pangolin, sharks and other keystone species. Lions, elephants and manta ray have also reached threatened status.
Ultimately this piece aims to highlight the beauty, majesty and the importance of the depicted species. Read more about Jane’s motivation to draw this Rhino biro drawing here
A unique, limited edition jewelry set comprising hand crafted rings and bracelets forged by Songhai metal smiths are made from the copper ammunition shells left from the attack on the anti-poaching brigade in Mali in September 2017.
These pieces are a reminder of the ever present danger faced every day and are again representative of the courage and tenacity with which these men fight both for their own survival and the survival of the iconic elephant.
The bracelet/ring is available as a set (see main image at the top of this email) and there is also a ring and a bracelet up for auction individually.
Remrov, the award-winning Autistic pencil artist, has kindly donated this highly-detailed pencil drawing of a Cape Buffalo. Self-taught, Remrov’s drawings depict very precise photorealistic drawings of everything he finds interesting, mainly animals.
As an animal lover, Remrov is delighted to be supporting the ‘awesome work’ Chengeta is doing in training rangers and protecting wildlife through our anti-poaching initiatives. See more of his work at remrovsartwork.com and watch his special message for Chengeta below:
Remrov talks about supporting Chengeta Wildlife's charity auction
LOT FOUR: THE LAST GENTLEMEN OF AFRICA BY PHOTOGRAPHER NIGEL KUHN
This stunning A0 canvas print which comes with a signed background story by photographer Nigel Kuhn is titled "The Last Gentlemen of Africa" and shows four bull elephants in Lake Kariba. Nigel photographed these gentle giants whilst crossing back to base one day and took the shot from an atoll as they headed towards, and then past, him.
The poaching epidemic in the region was and still is out of control and indeed this was Nigel’s reason for being there, patrolling Lake Kariba and doing a feasibility test for a new anti-poaching operation. This would later become known as the ‘Matusadona Anti-Poaching Project’ and still operates successfully today.
He named these bulls "The Last Gentlemen of Africa" and hopes they are still roaming this wilderness area today.
Nigel has offered several other A1 size canvas prints for auction below:
Tony Park talks directly from Africa about an exclusive auction for Chengeta Wildlife
LOT FIVE: SIGNED BOOKS BY INTERNATIONAL AUTHOR, TONY PARKS
Tony Parks, the best-selling Australian author, has donated four signed copies of his books to the auction. The are: Safari, Ivory, African Dawn and The Cull (pictured below).
Watch the video where Tony exclusively reveals how you can bid to have a character in one of his next novels named after you or a chosen name! Place your character name bids HERE
Tony Park is the author of 15 thriller novels, all set in Africa. Born in 1964, he has worked as a newspaper reporter in Australia and England, a government press secretary, a public relations consultant, a freelance writer and served 34 years in the Australian Army Reserve. He and his wife divide their time between two homes, in Sydney and in South Africa on the border of the Kruger National Park. You can read about his books at tonypark.net