PORT MACQUARIE KOALA HOSPITAL + RUSS RONAT KOALA ART EXHIBITION
Russ Ronat is a New York based artist; his project, the Project Holocene, is an ongoing international art exhibition focused on wild animal extinction. Russ exhibits his large, mixed media drawings at zoos and museums around the world.
Now with the Australian wildfires burning for months, Russ was invited to collaborate with his Sydney based agent Margaux Manning and work with the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital to raise awareness of the plight of the much loved Australian icon, the koala.
The artist has produced eight spectacular paintings from some of the koala residents that the Koala Hospital has saved and cared for over time. This Koala project will be seen for the first time globally at the Glasshouse Port Macquarie, curated by Margaux Manning.
Sue Ashton President of Port Macquarie Koala Hospital
Dr Rebecca Montague-Drake Koala Ecologist
Russ Ronat NYC Artist Endangered Animals
The Honourable Peta Pinson, Mayor of Port Macquarie
Image credit: Russ Ronat, Kooloonbung Tasha, acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 101 cm x 91 cm, 2020.