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Shining a light on extinction

19 February 202026 February 2020

Brothers Ed & James Harrison, founders of creative entity ‘Under The Skin’, bring their first solo exhibition to Brighton to shine a light on some of the world’s most endangered species and the efforts being made to rescue them.

Prints That Protect: Wandering Albatrosses from Under The Skin on Vimeo.

‘Under the Skin’ prints are hand-crafted pieces of art with a powerful underlying message: under UV light, the phosphorescent skeleton of each animal is exposed, a reminder of all that remains when a species falls into the darkness of extinction. Each print comes with a UV torch, maker’s booklet, charity card and printed media.

With the climate crisis becoming an increasingly prevalent conversation, ‘Under The Skin’ combines innovative printing techniques with conservation. This exhibition also sees ‘Under The Skin’ launch their short film, which provides a unique insight into their creative process and the invaluable work that their artistic venture supports. ‘Under the Skin’ encourages visitors to broaden their awareness of the current environmental issues facing our planet and use the skills at their fingertips to become part of an urgent conversation.

Hand printed on carbon neutral paper, these extremely limited edition artworks are created in the name of raising funds and awareness for animal charities dedicated to protecting endangered species. ‘Under the Skin’ are collaborating with a growing number of world renowned organisations which have included the likes of: Sea Shepherd, RSPB, Global Wildlife Conservation, Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre, Birdlife International, Pandas International and the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation, amongst numerous others.

About the Artists

Brothers Ed & James Harrison have teamed up for their creative venture ‘Under the Skin’, which sees Ed’s illustrations of endangered animals screen printed in limited editions by James. Bringing together their own talents with other creative collaborators, Ed and James have created an interactive showcase of printmaking, illustration and film with urgent and important storytelling at its heart.

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19 February 2020
26 February 2020
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