As Tanda Tula is situated deep in the heart of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, it can take us over an hour to travel to our nearest town, which is Hoedspruit. Despite the travel time, we are proud to be part of the vibrant Hoedspruit community and we get involved in supporting good causes whenever we can.
World Rhino Day is this Saturday and thousands of people will be heading to Hoedspruit to be part of Rocking 4 Rhinos, an event featuring 40 South African rock bands on 3 stages over 2 days with 1 important goal – to better equip the local agencies who are trying to stop the senseless killing of these magnificent animals.
In conjunction with this event, an art exhibit recently opened at Chalkhamhill Contemporary Gallery in Hoedspruit’s Kamogelo Centre. The artists have all donated their work, and we hope every piece will be sold to raise more money for the cause.
The painting above is titled ‘Fragile Future’ and is the creation of artist Gareth Putter. View these and other such artwork at the exhibition.
To find out more about the artwork, you can contact the Gallery http://kamogelocentre.co.za/chalkhamhill_gallery.htm.
To find out more about Rocking 4 Rhinos www.rockingforrhinos.org.
If you have ever been fortunate enough to have the experience of viewing a Rhino up close in its natural habitat, I’m sure you’ll agree that we need to do everything we can to make sure the next generations can enjoy the same privilege.
Here is a snapshot into some of the work on display:
Words by Jacquie Gauthier