PERICLITATUS

ART EXHIBITION OF ENDANGERED ANIMAL SPECIES

BY BROOKE WALKER

WAVERLEY HOUSE - OPENING JUNE 6 2015

Brooke Walker set new records for both attendance and sales at her recent Stars launch. Titled Periclitatus the exhibition featured some beautiful pictures of endangered animals in charcoal and white chalk. The word Periclitatus was derived from the Latin word for endangered. Each original took Brooke more than 50 hours of meticulous work. Brooke hopes her art will subtly educate people about the decline of many of our great animal species.

 

At the Waverley House opening, Brooke was supported by more than 80 of her friends and relatives and sales of both originals and prints were brisk. The opening address was given by Bev Luff from ‘With Compassion and Soul’ who spoke movingly about orang-utans which need more and more assistance because their habitat is disappearing.

 

The catering – indeed the entire evening – set new heights having been organised by the indomitable Elizabeth B who saved the day when the Stars committee was hit by illness and absence. It was noted that the average age of a Stars gathering was much lower than usual!

 

- Judith Barr.

 

That's Brooke, in the blue dress.

Judith warms the crowd up.

Bev Luff speaks and opens the exhibition.

Bev and Judith show some of the prints for sale.

Bev and Brooke.