Leigh Rust

Pakenham, Australia

I work in and teach most mediums, with my main medium being pastel. I also make my own range of pastels called RustyTones

Art for chimps - The Tacugama Relief Project

Hey everyone, it seems like such a long time since I’ve shared anything with you here at redbubble. That doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy, in fact I’ve been flat out cooking up another project, this time partnering with fellow Untamed Artist Patrick Hedges for a 2 man exhibition at Monarto Zoo in South Australia.

The exhibition will coincide with the opening of the zoo’s new chimpanzee habitat and raise money for the habitat and also Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Sierra Leone.

Inspired by the passion of the Sanctuary’s founder, Bala Amarasekaran after seeing a documentary showing the work they do I was moved to start a project to help out. The result will be an exhibition of around 30 original works featuring our closest primate cousins with 70% of all sales going to both facilities to aid them in the conservation of this species.

For more details please go to http://www.tacugama.com

I’ll be releasing a line of merchandise related to this project very shortly.

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