Hen Harrier Day art auction
We are delighted to announce that our 2021 'secret postcard' art auction is open. It's run in association with Derbyshire Wildlife Trust and the direct link to the auction site is here. You will need to log in to bid.
Last year, the auction raised well over £5,000, and this year we'd love to do even better. Not just to raise more for our charities but to do more to highlight the plight of the hen harrier and to help develop a new vision for uplands where nature can flourish again.
The auction opened on 17 September and runs for just over two weeks, closing on 3 October.
It forms part of a wider Ghosts of the Landscape project and, in an exciting development, all the entries will be displayed at the Green Man Gallery in Buxton as well as online.
Get bidding now!
More about Ghosts of the Landscape
The hen harrier is not the only species in trouble in our uplands. Some have been all but lost and more struggle to survive in an excessively managed landscape. Our uplands have been drained, polluted and over-grazed; and bird of prey persecution and other wildlife crime are all too common. These lost and struggling species are the ghosts of our landscape, they are the sights we should see on a visit to the uplands but do not, the sounds we should hear but do not and the species which should be thriving but are not.
Sadly, most of us have grown up with depleted nature and do not always realise what we are missing. Some think that these places are wild and natural when in fact they lack the range and richness of species that should be there. We are committed to changing this. We believe that our uplands must be managed better for nature and people. Working together we aim to raise awareness and seek a better way forward. We want to gather ideas and visions from as many people as possible to help us create our ideal vision for the future. Together we can create a shared vision for the uplands. And art can play a huge part in this.
Ghosts of the Landscape has some other great strands; click here for more about webinars, workshops and a writing competition.