Egyptian Vulture by Dorotej Neshovski
Mural and educational program around the Egyptian Vulture at the elementary school “Goce Delchev”, in Skopje, Macedonia, supported by Lokomotiva. Realized within the framework of the campaign “Your Birds, Our Birds” carried by the European cooperation network ACT.
Neshovski Dorotej born in 1989 in Skopje, graduated in 2012 from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Skopje, specializing in sculpture, directing directing. He is the founder and member of the art group “ЅЕЕ” (Art Group SEE). His artistic interests include participatory activities, mapping, resonance, video selection, extra-institutional engagement, research and children’s education.
Lokomotiva, a cultural venue in Skopje, Macedonia, is one of ACT’s partners. In creating the activities at the local level, Lokomotiva Skopje in cooperation with the Macedonian Ecological Society and the artist Dorotej Neshovski has developed a program in partnership with the elementary school “Goce Delchev”, Skopje and the municipality of Centar.
As a member of the European cooperation network ACT, Lokomotiva, initiated a mural of a Egyptian vulture by the artist Dorotej Neshovski in a local elementary school. In cooperation with the Macedonian Ecological Society and the artist, Lokomotiva has developed a program in partnership with the elementary school “Goce Delchev” and the municipality of Centar.
The activities carried out around this project included the realization of the mural but also educational workshops and a conference about this endangered bird, which nests in the central parts of Northern Macedonia. In addition, a representative of the Macedonian Ecological Society, Nenad Petrovski, organized educational activities at the school.
He led a class of 9th graders on the Egyptian vulture, the only species of migratory vulture in Europe and one of the most endangered birds in the Balkans, focusing on its migration. This was followed by a mural painting workshop and a bird mask making workshop. The students then continued the activities with Dorotej Neshoski to create drawings dedicated to biodiversity and rare birds on the wall of the school gym.
These activities marked May 14, World Migratory Bird Day and were carried out in synergy with the project “New Hope for the Egyptian Vulture” which is implemented in 14 countries in the Balkans, the Middle East and Africa. The project is funded by the LIFE program of the European Union and is one of the most ambitious projects for the protection of vultures in the world. The Macedonian Ecological Society appears as a local partner.
More information on the project “New Hope for the Egyptian Percnopter” available at: www.lifeneophron.eu
– More information about the Macedonian Ecological Society is available at: www.mes.org.mk
These activities are part of ACT – Art Climate Transition, in synergy with the project “New Hope for the Egyptian Vulture”, and are carried out in cooperation with the elementary school “Goce Delchev”, the Macedonian Ecological Society and the Municipality of Centar, with the support of the Creative Europe program of the European Union and the Ministry of Culture of Northern Macedonia.