Project Holocene is an international art exhibit created by artist Russ Ronat. The project features large expressive drawings that capture the fragility and beauty of many species of animals. A wide variety of endangered insects, birds, reptiles, aquatic creatures and mammals are represented in the project. It is the goal of the project to use art as a tool to bring understanding to conservation issues. The drawings and paintings are presented with the scientific information on each species. Combining art with the science creates a captivating display. Art has a unique role in building empathy and encouraging an understanding of the necessity of conservation. The exhibition aims to inspire compassion for the protection and flourishing of biodiversity.
Credits / Image Information
Russell Ronat/ Project Holocene
Paintings Drawings & Prints
A full collection list of over 5o original contemporary artworks is available. Projections showing the drawings in creation are available for select pieces. An interactive mural - allows for drawing and colouring of a selected animal.
The project has been featured in zoos and museums in the following international cities:
Birmingham | Phoenix | NYC | Boston | Port Macquarie | Taipei | Seoul | Miami |
Past and Future Venues
The project has been on featured display at the following locations: Savina Museum of Contemporary Art (Seoul, Korea), The Taipei Collectible Botanical Garden (Taipei, Taiwan), The Glasshouse Museum (Port Macquarie, NSW Australia), The National Taiwan Science Education Center (Taipei, Taiwan), The Phoenix Zoo (Phoenix, AZ USA), The Birmingham Zoo (Birmingham, AL, USA).
The experience: • Art and Science • Sustainability and endangered species • Mixed media and large projections • Interactive experience to foster creativity An exhibit focused on conservation: Biodiversity The wild animal trade Deforestation/Habitat Loss The steps we can all take to ensure survival of fragile species