Artists, writers & musicians

Here are some writers, artists and musicians who have contributed their creative work to Creatives for Cool Creatures

One of the three brothers from Bandhavgarh National Park, India.

Dalida Innes

When I was a child, I used to play with a broken camera I dreamt that as an adult I would become a filmmaker and make animal documentaries, as I loved watching these shows as a child. Later when I started to work, initially I bought my first video camera but I quickly realised that this wasn’t for me. So instead I started doing photography and it…

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Palm Oil and Pollution by Jo Frederiks

Jo Frederiks

Jo Frederiks is a passionate animal rights advocate, speaking through her art to create awareness and inspire change to a vegan way of life. She is a full-time practising artist, exposing the well-hidden plight of animals we enslave, exploit and needlessly use for food, clothing, entertainment and research. Working in varying mediums, Frederiks favours graphite and oil paint. She has previously studied at The Arts Academy in Brisbane, graduating with Honours.

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Nicole McLaren

Through art you can instill a new feeling in a stranger’s heart I never knew I wanted to be an artist, until art found me First through dance; I performed in over 10 countries worldwide and earned a Guinness World Record in my style of dance called Whirling. I achieved 3,500 turns in 1 hour. Then I became vegan and I felt the urge to create something…

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Chimpanzee Pan troglodytes by Szabolcs Kókay @kokayart

Szabolcs Kókay: Wildlife Artist

Szabolcs Kókay was born in Hungary in 1976, and has been interested in nature, especially birds, since childhood. Although he has been drawing for as long as he can remember, it was only later on in his life, around the age of 20, when these two interests merged. For Szabolcs, watching and sketching nature go hand in hand, so much so that he cannot imagine doing one…

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Orangutan in a broken dead forest by Oscar Frederick Welsh

Oscar Frederick Welsh

In 2014, he completed a debut feature, the no-budget Legion of Doom. His second feature, Belated Days, premiered on New Year’s Eve of 2020 and was made in and about the COVID-19 lockdown, detailing the potential effects of the forced isolation on an unprepared individual. With varied creative pursuits, Oscar has recently taken to illustrating non-human primates, particularly great apes. This art is associated with his ongoing research for…

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What is Creatives for Cool Creatures?

Creatives for Cool Creatures is an online and open-access creative journal featuring the work of creative people from all over the world.

We all work in different disciplines of the arts, and are at different stages of our careers. We are artists, writers, poets, performers, musicians, sculptors, activists, conservationists.

We are different, yet we are united in our deep worry and concern for endangered species threatened by palm oil deforestation. The clock is ticking for these species!

Creatives for Cool Creatures is a safe-space for all of us to express our deep worry, awe, admiration, love and affection for endangered species.

You can express this in your chosen art-form, whatever that may be. You can also promote your own professional work here and link back to your own website or shop, helping you to gain followers and grow your community.

Show us your colours. Submissions now open.

Palm Oil Detectives has an #opencall for creative submissions from #musicians #artists #writers #photographers. Send your creative work about #wildlife to Creatives for Cool Creatures and support the #Boycott4Wildlife


“Another world is not only possible, she’s on the way and, on a quiet day, if you listen very carefully you can hear her breathe.
~ ARUNDATI ROY, AUTHOR AND ACTIVIST


About Me

Hi, I’m Palm Oil Detective’s Editor in Chief. Palm Oil Detectives is partly a consumer website about palm oil in products and partly an online community for writers, artists and musicians to showcase their work and express their love for endangered species. I have a strong voice for creatures great and small threatened by deforestation. With our collective power we can shift the greed of the retail industry and influence big palm oil to stop cutting down forests. Be bold! Be courageous! Join me and stand up for the animals with your art and your supermarket choices!

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