In the company of animals – Olly & Suzi, Tony Fitzjohn, Dr Dawn Hawkins, 2005

At the most recent event in partnership with the Ri, as part of its RiArt programme, acclaimed artists Olly & Suzi, conservationist Tony Fitzjohn and animal behaviourist Dawn Hawkins, explored how each of them conceive of the animals they work with. Addressing questions as varied as the purpose and benefits of their work, and are animals their subjects or their collaborators? How can each of them contribute to keeping species from disappearing from the wild, and what can artists, scientists and conservationists learn by listening to each other’s viewpoints?

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