The Lourensford Wine Estate's Art Curator Gallery has partnered with the Cape Leopard Trust and South African artist Fuz Caforio to host a fundraising event in support of ongoing efforts to protect the Cape Leopard and conserve its natural habitat. The Art of Conservation project, set for 16 September, aims to raise R400,000. The fundraiser will be emceed by global adventurer Braam Malherbe.
The fires that tore through the Helderberg mountains in early 2017 left destruction in their wake, prompting the need for action to be taken to protect the indigenous flora and fauna of the area. And so the partnership between Caforio and the Cape Leopard Trust was born. Having dedicated half his life to painting and the past decade to studying large cats, Caforio’s masterful artistry became the obvious choice for the fundraiser.
Caforio has created and donated a one-of-a-kind masterpiece that will be unveiled at The Art of Conservation with an estimated value upwards of R90,000. All proceeds from the auction of this piece as well as other highly sought-after products and experiences will be donated to The Cape Leopard Trust.
As the venue sponsor of the event, Lourensford Wine Estate has created the Cape Leopard Wine Collection, available in Chardonnay and SMV range. There are only 200 bottles each of red and white that have been created for the occasion.
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