Launched in the summer of 2011, We are extInked was a national tour of the extInked project, consisting of a series of unique visual arts exhibitions in partnership with venues throughout the UK.
The tour documented the legacy of the project from its inception in 2009, through to the subsequent work of the ambassadors.
We are extInked brought together for the first time the original pen and ink drawings, documentary footage of the tattooing process, and the extraordinary photographic portraits of the ambassadors created on a rare 19th century camera by Anatomy Projects.
The primary focus was to showcase the work of the one hundred ambassadors providing audiences with a unique insight into the potential for art and socially engaged practice to explore and influence UK efforts to prevent species loss.
The exhibitions reached a wide public across the UK and inspired and encouraged audiences to protect the flora and fauna surrounding them.
The project and UK tour was presented in proud association with The Marine Conservation Society, Buglife, (The Invertebrate Conservation Trust) The People’s Trust for Endangered Species, Anatomy Projects and Leeds based tattoo artists Ink Vs Steel.
Supported by The National Lottery through Arts Council England and MIRIAD