Resene Fastest Art Exhibition
As the country’s best horses and jockeys get geared up for Auckland Cup Week and racing’s ultimate titles, 18 life-size white horses have been transformed into exquisite works of art by 18 interesting kiwis as part of the Resene Fastest Art Exhibition. This journey replicates that of 18 thoroughbred horses in the $2.2 million Telecom New Zealand Derby at Ellerslie; with each horse having spent the past few months racing against other talented horses in a bid to qualify for a starting spot in New Zealand’s richest race on March 5th 2011.
All of the art pieces are being auctioned off on TradeMe, with the proceeds going to New Zealand Charities.
The horses will be on display on the Te Ara Tahuhu walking street in Britomart on Monday 21st February for one day only.
Below is a list of the artists and their chosen charities
Mayor Len Brown Kidz First Children's Hospital
Amanda Billing Child Cancer Foundation
Billy Apple NZ Native Forests Restoration Trust
Blues Men's Health
DDB Ronald McDonald House Charity
Jay and Flynny - ZMFM The Heart Foundation
Josh Emett Melanoma Foundation of NZ
Karen Walker / Moselle Panel & Paint Breast Cancer Research Trust
Kids of 88 Play it Strange
Lindy Leuschke SPCA
Lucy Lawless Starship Foundation
Marc Ellis The Catwalk Spinal Injury Trust
Oscar Kightly Auckland City Mission
Sir Peter Leitch - The Mad Butcher Allergy New Zealand
Ra Vincent Make-A-Wish New Zealand
Saatchi and Saatchi Turn Your Life Around
Sara Tetro Canteen
The Vodafone Warriors Variety
Created 18 February 2011