18 April 2012

Amphibian Artist & Biologist to Judge Newts

Froglife is very excited to announce artist and ecologist Brandon Ballangee as one of the judges for our Great Crafted Newt Competition. Brandon regularly combines art and science in fantastic and fascinating projects, and he will be casting his expert eye over all the two-dimensional newts entered in the competition.

'The Case of the Deviant Toad' is one of Brandon’s most famous art/science crossover projects. Featuring huge and colourful images from amphibian specimens, the resulting exhibition and book highlighted the occurrence of deformity in toads due to human impacts on their habitats. You can find out more about this project at The Arts Catalyst Website here or view Brandon's portfolio here

Artist and ecologist Brandon Ballangee
Entrants in the two dimensional Crafted Newts category could include paintings, drawings, prints, collage, textiles or whatever else you can think of! Prizes will be awarded to winners selected by Brandon in three age ranges – under 12, 12-18 years old, and over 18. Froglife is collecting all sorts of goodies as prizes for the best newts, including some goodies donated from the lovely Cath Kidson company!

The Great Crafted Newt competition aims to celebrate and raise funds for amphibian conservation, and is open until the end of September 2012. You can find out more about the competition and sign up to enter here http://www.froglife.org/greatcraftednewts/