We hear so much about the horrific killings and the orphaned baby rhinos but many of us feel there is little that we as individuals can do.
Anne Rimbault started Project Rhino as her own way to contribute to the anti-poaching efforts.
In September 2012, she exhibited an installation, illustrating the poaching statistics over the last 6 years, with each horn representing a rhino killed. This exhibition can now be seen in the GIBS foyer area.
This was well received and it was placed in the Top Fifteen at the Ekurhuleni Fine Art Exhibition.
By donating to a reputable organization, she hopes to help the brave individuals who are each doing all they can to help protect our beautiful rhinos. It’s a fight we need to win. The statistics speak for themselves. We’ve seen a devastating rise from 13 killed in 2007 to 668 on 2012.
By early November last year that number was already exceeded, and by mid November 825 rhinos had been killed.
Let’s help save our rhinos, one at a time. 50% of her proceeds from sales will go to the Endangered Wildlife Trust towards their efforts to fight Rhino poaching. We will be selling some of her mugs at reception from Monday.
More about the artist:
Anne Rimbault is a qualified potter and is a member of Ceramics Southern Africa. She has been teaching pottery for thirty years, starting at the Braamfontein Recreation Centre in the late Seventies, then in her own studio in Parktown North. For the last twenty four years, Anne has been running a teaching studio from her home in Bordeaux, Randburg. Some of the original students are still with the studio, and are producing beautiful pottery of a high standard. We have both morning and evening classes.