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'Peace in 10,000 Hands' Photos to be Auctioned for Charity

Peace in 10,000 Hands photo artwork to be auctioned for charity

Fourteen large Peace in 10,000 Hands photographic prints will go under the hammer at a charity auction at Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō in Levin on Friday 25 August.

The Peace in 10,000 Hands project is the creation of New Zealand-born photographic artist Stu Robertson and involves documenting a single white rose – an ancient symbol of peace – held in the hands of 10,000 people from every country and walk of life.

“It is a concept that speaks profoundly to our similarities in the human condition and explores the essence of peace,” Mr Robertson said.

The Petals for Peace Charity Auction will include three first edition 900mm-square original prints and one 330mm-square original print that have travelled with the exhibition Also to be auctioned will be 10 custom-made one-of-a-kind prints measuring over two metres tall each and produced exclusively for the exhibition at Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō.

Three of the prints; Peace in 10,000 Hands - Maata, Peace in 10,000 Hands - Oscar Kightley, and Peace in 10,000 Hands - Tiki Taane, are also available to bid on via Trade Me. Find them by searching ‘Peace in 10,000 Hands’

Proceeds from the auction will go to Horowhenua charities working in the prevention, recovery and rehabilitation of victims, perpetrators and families affected by domestic violence.

The event is described as a black tie evening with silver service and fine food and drink, with $50 tickets available through Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō.

For more information and to download an auction catalogue, visit


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