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Cornish based charity Wild Futures is collaborating with newly opened art centre, The Old Press Gallery in St Austell on a new art based project.

The project starts on Saturday 21st July 2012 with a wildlife exhibition at The Old Press Gallery. Local artists and photographers will be show casing their work centered on the wildlife theme. The collection of artwork will be on show throughout the summer holidays until the end of August.

Wild Futures will also be organising a street collection in St Austell during the summer. Collectors will be dressed as monkeys and members of the public are invited to make a donation or sign up to the ‘adopt a monkey’ scheme to support the charity’s work. The money raised will go towards UK conservation projects and also enable the charity’s flagship project, The Monkey Sanctuary rescue more monkeys – a need that is increasing monthly.

Hayley Dann, Head of PR at Wild Futures states: “Our charity, Wild Futures is committed to protecting primates and habitats worldwide. We aim to support and encourage native wildlife through environmental management at The Monkey Sanctuary, through funding conservation projects, and education. We are therefore delighted to be involved in this project. We hope that lots of people come to visit the exhibition and take part in the activities on offer.”

Charlie Ratcliffe, Director of The Old Press Gallery states: “We love working collaboratively and are so excited to be working with Wild Futures. It will bring some lovely opportunities to the people of St Austell and it ties in beautifully with our Wildlife exhibition.”

Members of the public will be able to view the exhibition on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 21st July until 31st August 2012. For more information please visit the website www.theoldpress.co.uk