Lost Fishes Art Challenge

13th July 2021

In partnership with Conservation Optimism, Synchronicity Earth partner Shoal are launching an art challenge for each of the 10 Most Wanted species from the Search for the Lost Fishes.

Each of these species are currently monochrome. Having been hidden from human eyes for many years, they have lost their sparkle, their colours have faded to black, white and grey, their appearance has become unclear as a turbid river. As we lost these species, they too have lost their colours, and the campaign is looking for artists of all ages to bring the colour back.

Three winning entrants will each have one-to-one mentoring sessions with published illustrators, and the winning entrants for each of the ten species will have their work exhibited at an event at Oxford University’s Museum of Natural History in October. The winning creations will become Shoal’s ‘oh-fish-al’ artworks for those species.

You can find out more about the campaign here: https://shoalconservation.org/the-lost-fishes-art-challenge/

The deadline for entries is 30th September, so get creative!