Chapters and Adventures Diary

Our Next Adventure is in Africa!

2020

CHAPTER THREE
Precious Africa
Currently being planned

With Rhino horn being more valuable, in terms of money, than gold or diamond, a terrible pressure has been placed on this amazing animal. Only two Northern White Rhinos now remain on planet earth and many species are now under threat. This is literally a ‘Last Chance to Paint’ project and one that we hope will connect many young people to the precious animals, people and ecosystems of Africa. We are also planning to meet school children from Kenya and to engage them in painting and drawing, to learn their culture and to build bonds and knowledge.

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CHAPTER ONE
Spirit of the Rainforest
We have returned from the Amazon - use our amazing resources to inspire your class

Tribal people are the guardians of the rainforest all over the world. Their culture and way of life is extraordinary. Artist John Dyer will work alongside Amazon Indian artist Nixiwaka Yawanawá painting in the tribe and will be painting the Amazon rainforest spirits, the rainforest plants and animals and finding out what makes the tribe such an essential part of the health of our planet.

Submit your children’s art inspired by this chapter before November 22nd 2019 for it to be considered for an award.

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CHAPTER TWO
Person of the Forest, Borneo
We have returned from Borneo - use our amazing resources to inspire your class

The name orangutan literally means ‘person of the forest’. The explosion of palm oil production in Borneo and other tropical countries is having a huge impact on wildlife but it has also put huge pressure on tribal people whose lives are being devastated. John Dyer will travel to meet the Penan people and to explore their art and culture before meeting orangutans who have been displaced from the forests. Painting in the rainforest of Borneo will provide an amazing opportunity to engage in the culture and knowledge of the Penan tribe and will help to build respect for tribal people and the rainforest.

Submit your children’s art inspired by this chapter before November 22nd 2019 for it to be considered for an award.

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Your children can ask questions every day whilst we travel. Ask questions about the environment, art, people, plants or animals and we will do our very best to answer so that our adventure become their adventure and they connect.

Blog

Every day we publish a written blog of the adventure. The blog is entertaining, factual and ‘live’ from wherever we are in the world. We answer your questions in our blog and you can send your questions to us via our blog page too.

‘LIVE’ Videos

Our team send a 5-minute video every day they are travelling so that you can watch it with your class/children. In those 5 minutes the team show the previous day’s events and answer your questions. Be in the moment with us.

Inspiring Art

Everyday artist John Dyer paints a new canvas. Your children can see John Dyer’s new paintings almost immediately via our blogs and videos, ask him questions and be inspired to paint their own piece of art for the WorldGallery.online

FUTURE IDEAS

CHAPTER FOUR
The Land of the Midnight Sun, Arctic
Currently being planned

Climate change is showing its strongest impact at the poles with huge rises in temperature and rapidly changing habitats. Svalbard is a Norwegian archipelago between Norway and the North Pole and is home to polar bears, reindeer and arctic foxes. In the summer the sunshines for 24hrs a day. The Global Seed Vault is in Svalbard and was built here to house the world’s largest collection of crop diversity in case we need to replant the world. The rapidly changing climate has created issues for not only the animals and plants in the region but also for the seed vault. An exploration of global harvests, the diversity of seeds, the wildlife and the amazing landscape of the arctic.

CHAPTER FIVE
Island of Ghosts, Madagascar
Currently being planned

Climate change will force most of Madagascar’s wild lemurs to move their territory over the next 70 years. The Lemurs of Madagascar make haunting territorial calls that once reminded people of ghosts or spirits living in the forest and the word Lemur means ‘ghost’ in Latin.  80% of the habitat Lemurs once lived in has already been destroyed. We will travel to Madagascar to paint the Lemurs and their amazing habitat and to also search for another ‘ghost’ which is a crocosmia flower that has never been painted or photographed before that was collected in 1903 near the village of Andranamavo. There is one pressed specimen in a museum in Paris. Wildflowers are fundamental to life on earth as they provide food for the pollinators that are part of the web of life that creates all our food.

Where will we travel to? There are many potential locations for 'Last Chance to Paint' and we are busily researching and working on a whole series of exciting potential adventures for schools to join us on between 2019 and 2023.

Previous John Dyer Projects from 2004 - 2015

Find out about some of artist John Dyer’s previous educational art projects