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“WE ARE THRILLED TO BE CREATING ‘LAST CHANCE TO PAINT’ WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE FOLLOWING LEADING ORGANISATIONS AND COMPANIES.”
Born Free Foundation
We are delighted to be working with the Born Free Foundation and receiving their guidance and support with ‘Last Chance to Paint’. The education team at Born Free are working on curriculum resources for schools. We will be developing a series of new chapters of the ‘Last Chance to Paint’ project with Born Free and their expertise in the field will be hugely beneficial.
Born Free is committed to protecting threatened species in their natural habitats and preventing animal suffering. Its purpose is to conserve and protect wild animals, natural habitats and functioning ecosystems in perpetuity, and to end any activities that exploit and negatively impact wild animals whether living in captivity or in the wild.
The Eden Project
John Dyer is the artist in residence for the Eden Project and his ongoing relationship with the Eden team helps enormously in planning and realising projects such as ‘Last Chance to Paint’. In 2015/16 the Eden Project and John Dyer ran the hugely successful ‘Spirit of the Rainforest’ project at the Eden Project with Nixiwaka Yawanawá from the Amazon rainforest.
The Eden Project, an educational charity, connects us with each other and the living world exploring how we can work towards a better future. Eden was built as a symbol of optimism showing what can be done when people work together and with nature and shares stories of hope to inspire people to get involved in tackling some of today’s environmental challenges.
We are delighted to have the advice of Survival International. Survival International supported our ‘Spirit of the Rainforest’ project in 2015.
We are Survival, the global movement for tribal peoples’ rights. We’re the only organization that champions tribal peoples around the world. We help them defend their lives, protect their lands and determine their own futures.
Procreate - Spirit of the Rainforest
Savage Interactive, the makers of the Procreate App, have kindly sponsored our ‘Spirit of the Rainforest’ chapter of ‘Last Chance to Paint’ and we are thrilled to be working with them. Procreate is the leading and best-selling art App for iPad. The iPhone version of the App, Procreate Pocket, was named by Apple as the iPhone App of the year 2018. John Dyer will be using Procreate whilst in the Amazon rainforest.
Procreate is a multi-award winning creative app designed to free creative professionals from their desk. Create beautiful sketches, inspiring paintings, and stunning illustrations wherever you are.
Innova Art - Person of the Rainforest, Borneo
Innova Art has kindly agreed to sponsor our ‘Person of the Rainforest, Borneo’ chapter of ‘Last Chance to Paint’. We are thrilled to have their support and enthusiasm. The John Dyer Gallery and artists John Dyer and Joanne Short use Innova Art paper for their acclaimed range of art posters and prints.
Innova Art is a UK based manufacturer of archival inkjet fine art and photo papers and innovative display products. Established in 2003, we provide creative professionals with imaging substrates designed for the 21st Century and beyond.
Neville Shulman CBE
Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, explorer, mountaineer, journalist, author, and art collector. He has travelled extensively throughout the world and every year undertakes expeditions and exploration to promote a number of charities. Neville Shulman is a novelist and writer on travel, exploration and Zen philosophy and is a Fellow of the Royal Society For The Encouragement Of The Arts, a Director of Shepperton Film Studios, and has many involvements in the theatre, film and entertainment industries.
John Dyer is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and through receiving the supportive Award from Neville Shulman CBE, the Royal Geographical Society, Neville Shulman and John Dyer plan to exhibit the artworks collected from the ‘Procreate – Spirit of the Rainforest’ expedition to the Amazon, as well as arranging to feature the project in the Geographical Magazine.
The Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) is the UK’s learned society and professional body for geography. We advance geography and support geographers in the UK and across the world.
The Orangutan Foundation is kindly helping with our ‘Innova Art – Person of the Rainforest, Borneo’ chapter of ‘Last Chance to Paint’. Ashley Leiman, OBE, the director of the foundation is helping us to plan and be able to see orangutans at the Lamandau wildlife reserve.
Orangutan Foundation is saving the critically endangered orangutan by protecting their tropical forest habitat, working with local communities and promoting research and education. Its approach goes beyond that of purely protecting orangutans. It recognizes that orangutans are essential to their habitat, which is unique in its rich biodiversity and is crucial for local communities, who are as dependent on the forest as the orangutans.
Rohan has very generously supported ‘Last Chance to Paint’ by equipping our team with a full set of their Anti-insect sun protective tropical clothing. The clothing incorporates a treatment which impairs the ability of insects including mosquitoes, ticks, ants, flies, fleas, chiggers and midges to land, and so reduces bites and will help to protect the health of the team.
There’s no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing. Rohan is your constant companion for every journey, whatever the journey.
Samson has very generously supported ‘Last Chance to Paint’ by providing us with a complete set of their new Samson Go Mic Mobile units to assist with our live streaming, recording and interviews we will be doing on location. The Lavalier and handheld wireless mics work with iPhone and Android to capture incredible audio anywhere.
Samson‘s Go Mic Mobile® is the world’s first professional wireless microphone system for smartphones, allowing mobile filmmakers/journalists to capture incredible audio anywhere.
Iridium has very generously supported ‘Last Chance to Paint’ with their global satellite network and innovative Iridium GO! The Iridium GO! will allow us to make voice calls, upload photos, update Facebook, send twitter posts, check our local weather and get emergency help if needed from anywhere on the planet and all via our iPhones!
Iridium Communications Inc. is the only satellite communications company that offers truly global voice and data communications coverage. A technology innovator and market leader, Iridium, in collaboration with its vast partner network, is advancing the way global enterprises conduct daily mission-critical activities through reliable, low-latency communications services.
AST Systems are supporting ‘Last Chance to Paint’ with their enormous knowledge of global connectivity, equipment and airtime options.
AST is a global provider of end-to-end satellite communications solutions providing a comprehensive range of terminals and devices, high quality voice and data services, and world-class value added services.
Jackson’s Art will be supplying canvases for Amazon Indian Nixiwaka Yawanawá to paint on when we travel to the Yawanawá tribe for ‘Spirit of the Rainforest 2’.
Our mission is to provide artists of all abilities with the paints, inks, paper, ideas and every tool imaginable to help them realise their creative potential. We’re the best at what we do.
Zazzle are an on-demand publisher of art posters and art gifts and have generously supported us in the past with prizes for the children’s art that has been submitted featuring the winning art by the children on art mugs and more. Artist John Dyer has had a working relationship with Zazzle from 2008 publishing artist designed homeware and posters and we are delighted to have Zazzle’s support for ‘Last Chance to Paint’.
Making is for everyone. With Zazzle, your imagination is at your fingertips.
At Zazzle, The Make Engine™, we believe that dreams should be indulged, ideas explored and creativity set free. Our mission is to give anyone, anywhere the power to make anything imaginable.