GRAEME PURDY & JOSH GLUCKSTEIN
'WILD & BORN FREE'.

EXHIBITION DATES: 3-12 NOVEMBER 2021
PRIVATE VIEW: 2 NOVEMBER 6-8PM - PLEASE RSVP

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With the UK hosting the upcoming 2021 Climate Change Conference (COP26) in mind, Woolff Gallery is presenting a selection of new artworks by Josh Gluckstein and Graeme Purdy. Both of these artists create work that tackles nature and the environment.

10% of all sales from the show will go to the artists chosen charities, Born Free Foundation & National Park rescue.

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JOSH GLUCKSTEIN

Inspired by his travels, Josh Gluckstein seeks to recreate the presence and personality of some of the most majestic animals he has seen in the wild.

 

During lockdown with limited resources and lots of time to think, Josh began to experiment with recycled cardboard. The accessibility and versatility of cardboard, with its many tones and textures, allows Josh to capture unique details and raw emotion, all whilst creating almost zero waste. Cardboard has now become the fundamental material in Josh’s practice, and depending on the piece, Josh integrates recycled fabric, tissue paper, and faux fur to help bring his animals to life.

 

As an animal lover, it's not only important to Josh to illustrate the beauty of the animals that inspire him, but he is also determined to help protect them in any way that he can. Josh and Woolff gallery are therefore thrilled to be supporting Born Free Foundation, by donating 10% of all sales to their fantastic conservation efforts.

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Josh Gluckstein_Lion_Recycled cardboard and paper sculpture

Josh Gluckstein, LION,

H90 x W85 x D35cm

Life size Lions head sculpture made from recycled cardboard, and tissue paper, mounted directly onto the wall.

£3,200 (Click the images to enlarge)

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Josh Gluckstein, ORANGUTAN

H90 x W85 x D35cm

Life size Orangutan head sculpture made from recycled cardboard, and paper, mounted directly onto the wall.

£2,400 (Click the images to enlarge)

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Josh Gluckstein, 'GIANT PANDA',

H80 x W80 x D50cm

Life size Panda head sculpture made from recycled cardboard, fabric and faux fur, mounted directly onto the wall.

£3,200 (Click the images to enlarge)

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Josh Gluckstein, 'BULL ELEPHANT',

H180 x 150cm x 70cm

Life size Elephants head sculpture made from recycled cardboard, and tissue paper, mounted directly onto the wall.

£4,500 (Click the images to enlarge)

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Josh Gluckstein, 'PANGOLIN'

H32 x L84 x W37cm

Life size, free-standing Pangolin sculpture made from recycled cardboard

£1,500 (Click the images to enlarge)

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Josh Gluckstein, 'MACHU THE LLAMA'

125 x 60 x 35cm / 49 x 24 x 13"

Life size llama head sculpture made from recycled materials, mounted directly onto the wall. £2,500

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Josh Gluckstein, Ginny the Llama
Josh Gluckstein, Ginny the Llama

125 x 58 x 35cm, recycled materials wall mounted Llama head

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Josh Gluckstein, Ginny the Llama
Josh Gluckstein, Ginny the Llama

125 x 58 x 35cm, recycled materials wall mounted Llama head (image shows Geronimo the Llama in the background)

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Josh Gluckstein, Ginny the Llama
Josh Gluckstein, Ginny the Llama

125 x 58 x 35cm, recycled materials wall mounted Llama head

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Josh Gluckstein, 'GINNY THE LLAMA'

125 x 60 x 35cm / 49 x 24 x 13"

Life size llama head sculpture made from recycled materials, Mounted directly onto the wall. £2,500

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Josh Gluckstein, 'PICCHU THE LLAMA'

125 x 60 x 35cm / 49 x 24 x 13"

Life size llama head sculpture made from recycled materials, Mounted directly onto the wall. £2,500

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Josh Gluckstein, Geronimo-the-Llama
Josh Gluckstein, Geronimo-the-Llama

124 x 55 x 33cm, full size wall-mounted llama head, made from recycled materials

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Josh Gluckstein, Geronimo-the-Llama, with Ginny in the background
Josh Gluckstein, Geronimo-the-Llama, with Ginny in the background

124 x 55 x 33cm, full size wall-mounted llama head, made from recycled materials

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Josh Gluckstein, Geronimo-the-Llama
Josh Gluckstein, Geronimo-the-Llama

124 x 55 x 33cm, full size wall-mounted llama head, made from recycled materials

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Josh Gluckstein, 'GERONIMO THE LLAMA'

125 x 60 x 35cm / 49 x 24 x 13"

Life size llama head sculpture made from recycled materials, mounted directly onto the wall. £2,500

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Josh Gluckstein, The Elephant
Josh Gluckstein, The Elephant

178 x 139 x 70cm, recycled materials; cardboard, tissue paper

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Josh Gluckstein, The Elephant
Josh Gluckstein, The Elephant

178 x 139 x 70cm, recycled materials; cardboard, tissue paper

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Josh Gluckstein, The Elephant
Josh Gluckstein, The Elephant

178 x 139 x 70cm, recycled materials; cardboard, tissue paper

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Josh Gluckstein, The Elephant
Josh Gluckstein, The Elephant

178 x 139 x 70cm, recycled materials; cardboard, tissue paper

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Josh Gluckstein, 'ASIAN ELEPHANT'

178 x 139 x 70cm / 70 x 55 x 27.5"

Life size elephant head sculpture made from recycled materials, mounted directly onto the wall.

£4,250 (Click the images to enlarge)

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Josh Gluckstein, 'ALBERT THE OSTRICH'

H245 x L200cm x W85cm / 100 x 80 x 33"

Life size Ostrich sculpture made from recycled materials, 

£7,000 (Click the images to enlarge)

GRAEME PURDY

My photography has been inspired by nature, wild animals and my love of the outdoors. More recently, I am driven to help protect our wildlife and wild places - driven to make images that connect viewers with nature, understand them and become inclined to take action against the growing risks of climate change. 

 

My goal is to give viewers a fresh perspective on wildlife that drives greater empathy and action. Wildlife numbers are in sharp decline for various reasons, not least, due climate change. The poster animal for rising temperatures is often the iconic polar bear and the reduction of our ice caps. However, climate change impacts the wild in so many more ways than this. Action must be taken on climate change or we risk losing even more species forever. This is why I'm taking action to raise awareness and funds for a cause so close to my heart.

National Park Rescue (NPR) is my chosen charity as amongst a sea of good conservation groups they stand out as a leader in field-based and action-orientated work. By working with local communities and adding a cutting edge to park management and infrastructure NPR are making a real difference in managing poaching and protecting the last of our precious African wildlife.

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Graeme Purdy

Raw Nature

152 x 101cm (Unframed size)

Archival C-type print with protective face mount, inside black wood frame.

Edition of 9 +2 AP

£4,250

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We are absolutely thrilled to announce that Graeme Purdy was awarded the runner up place in the Sony World Photography awards 2021 (wildlife and nature category) with his powerful image of a lion striding across the Maasai Mari. Purdy's photograph 'Raw Nature' (above) was also selected for the front cover of the Sony World Photography awards 2021 book. 

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“Photographs don’t tell you it’s -25. If not moving and holding my metal camera then it’s not long at all before I’m incapacitated by cold”.

Even covered in their modern cold weather gear the conditions under which Purdy captured this image were brutal. In comparison this huge male polar bear will overheat if the temperature gets close to zero. He is at one with the elements and accustomed to a silent vast tundra that appears too bleak for anything to survive.


“Just because we get close to them doesn’t mean we are living in the same worlds, I’m a fleeting visitor and I look at this image as he looks right back into my eyes, am I the first “people” he has ever seen?
This area is so remote it’s quite possible”. GRAEME PURDY

Graeme Purdy

Ice Bear

Archival C-Type print w.face mount

Ed of 9, +2AP, Black wooden frame

160 x 125cm (framed)

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£3,750

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Graeme Purdy

Princess

52 x 60cm

Archival C-type print with protective face mount, inside ornate pink frame.

Edition of 9 +2 AP

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£2,950

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Graeme Purdy

Matriarch

Archival C-Type print w.face mount

Ed of 9, +2AP, Black wooden frame

200 x 85cm (framed)

£3,750

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Working with elephants requires the utmost care. They are very intelligent and unlike many animals, they have a clear body language that must be understood and respected. The Matriarch leads the herd in all respects: she navigates them to fresh grazing and water as well as setting the mood of the herd.

When this shot was taken, the Matriarch was relatively relaxed and accepted company for a while. Graeme was privileged to be able to share their space, and mingle amongst the herd as one of them.

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"On location in remote Alaska. Camping inside our electric fence, living with the bears. 

It took a few long days on the river watching the bears to start to understand their behaviour and the real hotspots. 

We then focused on an area the bears lived to fish for salmon. Set up some cameras and waited for the moment to fire the shutter. The slightest camera sound was enough to get the bears attention so timing was key. This was a bear we grew to love, an 18 month old bear who hadn’t a care in the world as mummy bear was there to show him the ropes".

Graeme Purdy

Baby Bear

Photograph - Archival C-type print with non-reflective protective face mount 

Edition of 9, with black wood frame

160 x 110cm / 63 x 44ins

£3,950

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Mountain Gorilla Silverbacks are bigger than you think.
After days of visiting different groups, Purdy realised that the Silverback’s gaze and attention is not random. They recognise the faces of the local trackers who have visited the group regularly. When they saw them they stared, some for a few seconds, others for longer.

Purdy states that you are left in awe after seeing mountain Gorillas. This Silverback was the alpha male of a large group. At 42 years old he was in his prime and commanded the respect of his group.

Graeme Purdy

Silverback Stare

Photograph - Archival C-type print with non-reflective protective face mount 

Edition of 9, with black wood frame

160 x 110cm / 63 x 44ins

£3,950

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