Saiga Mural Painting Project
The Saiga Mural Painting Project is led by artist Rory McCann. Rory has the ambition to instill a love for nature and creativity in people. Many of his mural works are carried out in partnership with young people and schools.
In 2015, McCann continued the saiga mural project with a new project, this time in the village of Karasu, Kazakhstan. It is so remote that it involves an overnight train and then 12 hours by van to reach from Astana, the capital city of Kazakhstan. The mural was created over eight days of work, and features 25 steppe animals represented. These include the white-headed duck, greater flamingo, little bustard, pallid harrier, steppe eagle, red fox, corsac fox, wild boar, and of course the saiga antelope.