'Spirit of the Rainforest' 2015
In 1989 British Artist John Dyer explored the Amazon as a photographer for Thames TV. At that time an Amazonian Indian, Nixiwaka, was a small boy living with his tribe, the Yawanawá, in the Amazon Rainforest. 26 years later John and Nixiwaka met at the Eden Project. John Dyer’s Amazon experience turned him into an artist and painter and John discovered that one of Nixiwaka’s dreams was to paint. The Eden Project brought these two creatives together in 2015 in a unique cultural exchange to create a new exhibition of paintings that inspired a new generation to connect to the Rainforest.The 'Spirit of the Rainforest' project was organised in association with Survival International.