Orig­i­nal art on the block

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Well-known Ki­wis are step­ping out of their com­fort zones to sup­port Par­ent to Par­ent’s an­nual art auc­tion Kiwi Celebs Cre­ate for a Cause.

This year there are orig­i­nal art­works on the block from Jacinda Ardern, Jack Tame, Kelvin Cruick­shank, Ce­cilia Robin­son, Suzanne Paul, Nán­dor Tánc­zos, Jax Hamil­ton, Jason Ker­ri­son, and the cre­ators of New Zealand’s top YouTube chan­nel Rain­bow Learning.

“We’re in­cred­i­bly grate­ful to each of them for sup­port­ing our fundraiser,” says Par­ent to Par­ent spokesper­son Sue Pairaudeau. “They even sent us ad­di­tional notes on what inspired their art­work, or how the chal­lenge held un­ex­pected pos­i­tives for them per­son­ally.”

“Our pas­sion is sup­port­ing fam­i­lies fac­ing the chal­lenges of rais­ing a child with a dif­fer­ence. With the ma­jor­ity of our staff and vol­un­teers hav­ing walked in those shoes, our lived ex­pe­ri­ence can help par­ents, broth­ers and sis­ters, nav­i­gate and plan their unique jour­ney.

“When they feel in­formed, em­pow­ered and their voices heard, all fam­ily mem­bers flour­ish.”

Na´ ndor Ta´ nc­zos, For­mer Greens MP, Whakata¯ ne District Coun­cil­lor, ac­tivist and political com­men­ta­tor. “It’s a brief ex­plo­ration of the no­tion of hu­man free-will, the idea that we cre­ate our own destiny but within de­fined con­straints, sub­ject to...

Jax Hamil­ton, chef, run­ner-up on Masterchef NZ ,faceof Count­down’s Feed 4 for $15 cam­paign: “Kind­ness comes in different lay­ers and from ev­ery­where. Where it touches, and over­laps, it doesn’t lose its strength, but is car­ried, by its very def­i­ni­tion...

Suzanne Paul, en­tre­pre­neur, TV host, ac­tress, Danc­ing with the Stars cham­pion, in­fomer­cial pi­o­neer. “I de­cided on this theme, be­cause peo­ple are al­ways ask­ing me how I keep so cheer­ful and I think if you want to be happy, you have to be happy on...

Ce­cilia Robin­son, Award­win­ning busi­ness­woman, en­tre­pre­neur, co-founder of My Food Bag. “I thought of the idea of writ­ing a “recipe for suc­cess” be­cause I get asked a lot about what’s made My Food Bag so suc­cess­ful. I gave the recipe a lot of thought...

Rain­bow Learning, NZ’s most viewed YouTube chan­nel (1.4 bil­lion views) fea­tur­ing colour­ful videos for kids. “Our YouTube chan­nel is very much about colour and art, so the rain­bow colours and art pal­ette are a great il­lus­tra­tion of what the chan­nel is...

Jacinda Ardern, Prime Min­is­ter of New Zealand, leader of the Labour Party and MP for Mt Al­bert.

Jack Tame, TVNZ Break­fast co­host, New­stalk ZB Satur­day morn­ing host, jour­nal­ist. “My piece is ab­stract, but not­too-ab­stract. It’s a bit of a Dad joke, I guess. The sort of art painted by some­one who’s better with words than with images!”

Kelvin Cruick­shank, Psy­chic medium, author, fea­tured on TVNZ’s Sens­ing Mur­der. “An in­ter­pre­ta­tion of Spirit who are al­ways watch­ing over us with love and pro­tec­tion.”

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