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Bidding open for famous Kiwis’ Daffodil Day art

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Monday, 18 August 2014

Bidding open for famous Kiwis’ Daffodil Day art

Now’s your chance to have a piece of art created by a famous New Zealander hanging on your wall – all in the name of a very good cause.

Well-known Kiwis, including Man Booker Prize winner Eleanor Catton, MasterChef winner and My Food Bag creator Nadia Lim and Breakfast television presenter Rawdon Christie have created unique artworks for the inaugural ANZ Daffodil Day ArtAuction to benefit the Cancer Society.

Their artworks are up for auction on Trade Me until Wednesday, 27 August. Just enter ‘ANZ Daffodil Day Art Auction’ in the Trade Me search field.

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.

Even Deacon, star of Kiwi vampire film ‘What we do in the Shadows’ offered to take part.

“I've been painting for over 100 years, ever since I was told by a good friend (a virgin whom I was drinking) that I was an excellent painter and should do more. Indeed painting and knitting are my favourite pastimes.”

The artworks will also be on display in Auckland City on Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 August from 9am-4pm at the Pavilion, ANZ Centre, 23-29 Albert Street, Auckland. The New Zealanders who generously took part are:

Rawdon Christie
Sally Ridge
Al Brown
Eleanor Catton
Jaime Ridge
Lizzie Marvelly
Irene van Dyk
Sarah Ulmer
Nadia Lim
Sara Hughes
Deacon
Duncan Garner and Family
Zambesi
Shane Hansen
Askew One
Julien Dyne
Megan Sellers
Wayne Hapi
David Dallas and Leilani
Momoisea

About Daffodil Day

ANZ is the principal sponsor of Daffodil Day, the Cancer Society’s main annual fundraising event. Since 1990 ANZ has raised more than $15 million for the Cancer Society through various Daffodil Day fundraising activities, many organised by ANZ’s local branches.

As well as ANZ’s community activities and the ANZ Daffodil Day Art Auction, ANZ will also fundraise by selling merchandise and accepting donations. This year, ANZ is also behind a social media campaign “Who do you wear your daffodil for?” People can snap a photo of themselves with a daffodil and post it online in honour of someone special, using the #mydaffodil hashtag.

People can also text ‘daffodil’ to 336 to make an instant $3 donation or donate directly online at https://comms.anz.co.nz/daffodil/index.html

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