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Good causes the focus of two new gallery exhibitions

Published Wednesday, 03 May 2023
Photo of a man and woman with a portrait of the late Queen Elizabeth in Atkins Gallery

Two new exhibitions are coming to the Atkins Gallery this May, with each focused on important messages and good causes. 

The Extinction is Forever exhibition will feature art and photographic images of endangered animals, all taken or formed by local artist Shani Danielsson. 

Shani was inspired by many hours of visiting animal sanctuaries and zoos and hopes to raise awareness of the animals at risk, as well as promoting the importance of conservation. 

The artworks have been produced using soft pastels on paper and limited edition prints and greetings cards will be for sale, with a portion of sales going to animal conservation projects.

Shani said, "With this collection, I want to showcase the incredible beauty of these endangered animals and support them through my art and photography.”

To accompany the exhibition, Shani will be spending time in the Atkins Gallery to showcase her creative process and to talk animals.

She will be available to talk on the following dates:

  • 11 May from 10.30am to 2.30pm
  • 16 May from 10.30am to 2.30pm
  • 18 May from 10.30am to 2.30pm
  • 25 May from 10.30am to 2.30pm

The second exhibition will be hosted by non-profit group Hinckley Pride, who will be creating a Fly Your Pride Flag art installation. 

The installation will be a photo mosaic made from colourised portraits of the Hinckley Pride committee, as well as members of the LGBTQ+ community. The portraits will combine to form a large-scale Pride flag.

Rebecca Wilbur, Principal Officer at Atkins Gallery, said:

I am looking forward to these two exhibitions with their honourable messages, with one exhibition supporting change globally and the other one supporting change locally. Please visit Atkins Gallery to see these exhibitions – and why not have lunch at the on-site Hansom Café at the same time?

Extinction is Forever and Fly Your Pride Flag open in Atkins Gallery on Tuesday 9 May, running until 31 May. Atkins Gallery is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm and the Hansom Café is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 3pm, except for bank holidays.

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