Salute to staunch Tassie devil supporter
Artist Adam Cullen who died recently was a passionate supporter of the Save the Tasmanian Devil Appeal - the only official fundraising entity that directs funds in full to Australia’s national response to Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD), the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program.
UTAS Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Rathjen said Adam had been inspired to support the cause of the Tasmanian devil and had followed through by painting the artwork Tassie Devil [Tumorless map of Tassie].
“The work sold in late 2011 for $18,000, with all proceeds going to the Appeal to fund the research and management activities important to the long-term solution to DFTD and the aim to keep Tasmanian devils sustainable in the wild,” he said.
“The world needs high profile champions such as Adam Cullen to take the plight of this iconic animal to a broad audience.
“At this sad time the University of Tasmania and the Save the Tasmanian Devil Appeal acknowledge and celebrate his unique contribution.”
Adam Cullen at left of painting with Dean Lucas who bought the artwork.