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Famous Kiwis get artistic for Daffodil Day

Famous Kiwis get artistic for Daffodil Day


Winner Eleanor Catton with her painting 'Owl'

A group of well-known New Zealanders have created unique artworks for the Cancer Society’s Daffodil Day as part of the ANZ Daffodil Day Art Auction, and the results are amazing.

“A couple of weeks ago we sent blank sheets of paper away to prominent Kiwis, and we’ve been blown away by the flair and originality of the artworks they sent back,” said Fred Ohlsson, Managing Director Retail and Business Banking for ANZ, the principal sponsor of Daffodil Day.

“There is some serious artistic talent out there. We’re really excited about auctioning the artworks on Trade Me to raise money for such a great cause.”
The brief for the artists was simple – there were no rules. They were asked to simply create an artwork which could be auctioned; it could be a sketch, painting, pastel, collage, abstract or even a poem or verse.

The framed artworks will be available for auction on Trade Me from August 18-27, with 100 per cent of the proceeds going to support the Cancer Society.

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