Thursday, November 13, 2014

Exhibition to raise awareness, fund for Orangutan Project

KUCHING: Three artists based here will hold a photography and art exhibition to help raise awareness of and funds for the Orangutan Project.

To be launched on Nov 22 at 7pm, the month-long exhibition at Monkee Bar, 12 Padungan Arcade will feature the work of photographers Ch’ien Lee and Gerry Fox as well as artist Will Taylor.

Half of all profits will be donated to the Orangutan Project – a conservation company offering alternative solutions and sustainable funding opportunities for Borneo’s endangered wildlife.

The project also specialises in ethical volunteering and tourism experiences working with the magnificent orangutan and other protected species such as the clouded leopard, binturong, sun bear and false gharial.

Hailing from northern California, Lee, a biologist, has made his home here for the past 19 years, having discovered an incurable fascination with Borneo’s rainforest.

He has been engaged as a full-time freelance wildlife photographer since 2003 and his images have been used by National Geographic, the BBC, and numerous local and international publications.