• The names in lights

    The names in lights

  • a close up of the names in lights

    a close up of the names in lights

  • Endangered Species by Andy Warhol

    Endangered Species by Andy Warhol

  • Mixed Emotions by Tony Cragg

    Mixed Emotions by Tony Cragg

  • made from straws, took a while to work it out

    made from straws, took a while to work it out

  • Troika

    Troika

  • Protectors of the Forrest by Mat Kemp & Congress by Stephanie Quayle

    Protectors of the Forrest by Mat Kemp & Congress by Stephanie Quayle

  • Penguins by Laura Ford in the distance

    Penguins by Laura Ford in the distance

  • Snake by Carsten Holler

    Snake by Carsten Holler

  • Living Skin by Ackroyd & Harvey, Penguins by Laura Ford and Walrus by George Condo

    Living Skin by Ackroyd & Harvey, Penguins by Laura Ford and Walrus by George Condo

  • Play Dead; Real Time by Douglas Gordon

    Play Dead; Real Time by Douglas Gordon

  • The Garden of Earthly Delights

    The Garden of Earthly Delights

  • and again

    and again

  • and once more

    and once more

Here Today…

In late 2013 I put a painting of Jeff Koons and Picasso’s Guernica inside an abandoned sorting factory, on the wall, at the end of a corridor, at our open studios. It was a lucky piece of curating as it came to the attention of Laura from Artwise. A year later, after various emails and a meeting, I was invited to take part in an international show at the end of Oxford Street, London, with some of the biggest names in the art world. The photos of which only give a snapshot.

Marking 50 years of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

The common English phrase ‘Here today, gone tomorrow’ stands for all that is fleeting, transient, short-lived and soon to be extinct in our world. Sadly, this also applies to the challenge many species of plants and animals are currently facing.

This November in London, the international contemporary art exhibition Here Today… explores the current state of our environment through diverse perspectives and media: painting, installation, wallpaper, sound, video, dance, music, sculpture and photography. It also presents possible solutions for the future through a multi-sensory, interactive and powerful experience of today’s most powerful and evocative art, experiences and ideas.

With over 50 internationally-celebrated artists and emerging thinkers, Here Today… dares to challenge common perceptions, and empowers visitors to instigate massive change through a programme of events, talks and workshops inspired by this monumental exhibition. The exhibition will tour globally to keep spreading the word.

By shaking off our learned habits, could we change the outcome? What if we could start saying ‘Here today, Here tomorrow!’ Change begins with one thought, one idea and an ambitious inspiring vision – could your next idea be a game-changer? We invite and encourage visitors to step out of their areas of comfort to explore the possibilities.

Here Today.. is in support of the IUCN Red List, which this year celebrates its 50th anniversary. The IUCN Red List has evolved to become the world’s most comprehensive information source on the global conservation status of animal, fungi and plant species. The IUCN aims to increase the number of species assessed from the current 74,000 to 160,000 by 2020.

Here Today… takes on the challenge of raising awareness of today’s most pressing environmental issues, and seeks to raise funds to keep the hundreds of species facing extinction here tomorrow and beyond.

Here Today… is curated by Artwise and supported by Baku Magazine.