CoExistence
CoExistence

A public artwork brought to you by

 

Elephant Family & The Real Elephant Collective

 

Presented by Xerjoff

 

In memory of Mark Shand

 

Transported and installed by
IBI International Logistics

12.04.21 – 31.05.21

Sudeley Castle

15.05.21

The Mall, London

17.05.21 – 04.06.21

Chelsea

14.06.21 – 14.07.21

Green Park, St James’s Park & Berkeley Square

21.06.21 – 23.07.21

CoExistence by George Butler

 Sladmore Contemporary

05.07.21- 23.07.21

The Arrival of the Birds

Sladmore Contemporary

14.07.21 – 23.07.21

Green Park & Berkeley Square

#CoExistence

CoExistence marks a unique moment in time when a global reduction in human activity is having  a positive effect on wildlife around the world. Brought about by tragic circumstances, this ‘great pause’ – coined the ‘anthropause’ – is helping guide us on how to best share space with animals on our crowded planet. The elephants are here to tell their story about the inspiring ways we can coexist with all the other living beings that make our world magical – from tigers and orangutans to nightingales and elephants.

The elephants await your arrival. Come and walk amongst the herd, feel their majesty and peacefulness. Listen to the birdsong in the trees and be part of their ancient world.  Stand with the matriarchs leading their families, touch their immense forms and be touched by them. The planet is our home and theirs. The herd are here to tell their story of coexistence. That there is room for all of us on this planet.

We hope this exhibition reminds us of the awe we feel when in the company of wild, free animals and inspires us to better share our world with them.

— Shubhra Nayar & Ruth Ganesh, Creatives
Photo: Varsha Yeshwant Kumar

Buy a sculpture

100% of sale proceeds benefit the work of Elephant Family.

The sculptures come in four main sizes.

Each sculpture is unique, exact dimensions will vary.

The Sculptures

Funds raised by CoExistence will be directed to grass-roots organisations across India that allow people and wildlife to live together more peacefully.

Strategies include:

  1. Promoting indigenous world views and values of tolerance to wildlife to make them more mainstream
  2. Creating technological solutions for early warning, alerts and monitoring systems to keep both animals and people safe in shared spaces
  3. Helping people to better protect their crops and houses
  4. Mitigating the effect of roads and railway lines to ensure wildlife can safely get across, and many more such initiatives guided by in-country experts.

Limited edition CoExistence prints

CoExistence is delighted to have teamed up with award-winning artist and illustrator George Butler to create a set of limited-edition art prints. Starting from £125.

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Meet the herds

“The fact is that no species has ever had such wholesale control over everything on earth, living or dead, as we now have. That lays upon us, whether we like it or not, an awesome responsibility. In our hands now lies not only our own future, but that of all other living creatures with whom we share the earth.”

— Sir David Attenborough
Photo: Varsha Yeshwant Kumar