We can't let tigers become the stuff of myth and fairy tale. These majestic animals must remain to remind us of the magic inherent in reality.' - Gary Hume, 2018
Tomorrow's Tigers is the major fundraising project that we have devised and curated for WWF (World Wildlife Fund). This ongoing project, which began in 2018, features specially commissioned, limited edition art rugs by 12 internationally renowned artists. Tomorrow's Tigers aims to raise awareness and funds in support of the Tx2 goal - a global commitment to double the number of tigers in the wild by 2022. This is in response to the plight of the wild tiger, whose numbers have shrunk by a shocking 95% over the past century.
Taking inspiration from the fabled Tibetan tiger rug, as well as the splendour of tigers in the wild, we invited each artist to create a unique art rug design, which were then fabricated by rug specialists Christopher Farr and their team of master craftsmen in India using traditional techniques. Each rug is handmade, sold to an edition of 10.
The project launched at Sotheby's, London as a selling exhibition in January 2019 and went on to be exhibited in the Academicians' Room at the Royal Academy of Arts, London from 2019-2020. The exhibition has generated over £700,000 to date and aims to increase this figure during 2022, the Year of the Tiger.
The rugs will be exhibitited from 24-29th November 2022 at Sotheby's, London alongside a selection of tiger-themed painting, prints, sculptures, drawings and jewellery that have been specially created and offered for sale to help WWF and the TX2 goal.
Tomorrow's Tigers Exhibition Opening Times:
Friday 25th November 9:30am - 4:30pm
Saturday 26th November 12noon - 5pm
Sunday 27th November 12noon - 5pm
Monday 28th November 9:30am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 29th November 9:30am - 12noon
Limited Edition Art Rugs
REENA SAINI KALLAT
Chila Kumari Singh Burman
Rob and Nick Carter
Devised and curated by Artwise
Commissioned by WWF
In Partnership with Christopher Farr, Sotheby's, Royal Academy Editions, Academicians Room at the Keeper's House Royal Academy of Arts London
Supported by 01 Art Services, Dan Fontanelli, Hali, Janie Lightfoot Textiles LLP and Thermo Lignum
To date the project has raised over £700,000 for Tx2