Late last year I was approached by Starship Foundation (along with a bunch of other well known New Zealand artists and designers including Greg O’Brien, John Reynolds, John Pule, Dick Frizzell, Max Gimblett, Karl Maughan, David Trubridge, Nigel Brown, Seraphine Pick, Hannah Jensen, Dame Trelise Cooper and Denise L’Estrange-Corbet.) and asked if I would decorate a giant fibreglass egg which would be auctioned off to raise money for the hospital.
This Easter the eggs will be hidden across Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch for 33 days, from 21 March to 22 April and members of the public will be able to join the egg hunt either for fun or to compete for the currently under-wraps grand prize. The Whittaker’s Big Egg Hunt will raise funds for the Starship Foundation, a charity supporting the national children’s hospital to provide world-leading care for almost 120,000 patient visits each year. All 100 eggs will be auctioned off for Starship – 80 of them on Trade Me, and 20 of them at a gala event in April.
I can’t reveal the design of my egg until next week but I can show you the photo I took of it on Seatoun Beach before I started painting on it (see above).
Watch this space for more news – I will update when I can show the finished egg.
Get involved – It is a fantastic cause!
About the Starship Foundation: Starship is New Zealand’s national children’s hospital. There are nearly 120,000 patient visits to Starship Children’s Health every year by children from all over New Zealand.