An Easter Egg-scursion
This Easter, Kiwis can take part in The Whittaker’s Big Egg Hunt, the first event of its kind in New Zealand, showcasing 100 giant eggs designed by New Zealand artists to help raise funds for Starship Foundation. All the eggs, hidden throughout Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, are being auctioned off to support the national children’s hospital, which provides world-leading care for almost 120,000 patients each year.
Starship Foundation approached Curative to create The Big Egg Hunt’s official site. Aria and Kaan spearheaded the design, in collaboration with our ever-awesome development partners, 96Black. Meanwhile, Starship also invited me to be one of the artists, to paint one of the giant eggs. Team Curative then had the lucky privilege of contributing to this event from these two very cool prisms.
With this event well under way, it was awesome to see how much fun people are having with the event — taking their families out on hunts in the weekend, collecting points, supporting the cause. Seeing a community fully embrace and be mobilised by an event of this scale; an event that is very fulfilling to support on so many levels — from playing in on the hunt, to enjoying works of art in public spaces, to supporting both local artists and the children at Starship during the auctions. It was amazing to see the power and resonance of a great idea: an idea that combines the best of our human attributes — creativity, beauty, play and generosity.
There’s still time to join in on the hunt to win a unique 18ct Whittaker’s Gold Slab, or, to support the artists and Starship Children’s Hospital by bidding on one of the eggs here.
Happy egg hunting!
Meghan and Aria