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Out on a Limb Sirocco Painting by Sandra Whyte Brand new item

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  • Closed: Sun 16 Dec 2012, 8:30 pm
Listing #: 541057906
Looking for a very special Christmas gift, or perhaps something for your home, boardroom or office?

This striking and unique painting of Sirocco the kakapo has been donated to the Maungatautari Ecological Island Trust (MEIT) by artist Sandra Whyte. Sirocco posed for this painting during his visit to Maungatautari earlier this year.

It is the aspiration of MEIT and Kakapo Recovery that kakapo will once again be living permanently on Maungatautari. Sirocco's visit was the first step in this direction, however through trials with him we found that while we can keep pests out, kakapo are intelligent enough to climb out of our fence!

Proceeds from this auction will go towards a specially designed clip on attachment which must be fitted to Maungatautari's 47km pest-proof fence as part of the next step in bringing kakapo back to the maunga. The cost of the clip-on is estimated at around $300,000.

You will be bidding for the original painting with frame valued at around $2,500.

A copy of the painting is on display for the duration of the auction at:
Heritage Gallery
85a Victoria Street

The original painting will be available at the end of January but should the winning bidder require the painting earlier the framed print can be collected from Heritage Gallery, Cambridge, after the auction and swapped for the original at a later date.

The dimensions of the painting are 1000 x 500mm.

Sandra Whyte is a fine artist working as a realist oil painter. She creates fine art paintings often in the form of landscape and wildlife. Her native, endemic and common bird paintings are loved by both locals and tourists alike. She loves to explore the country, tramping to remote areas always with camera in hand ready to capture that special moment.

Sandra enjoys the art of giving and likes to create paintings for conservation groups to raise money and awareness of the beauty and vulnerability of our country's treasures.

Shipping details

  • To be arranged
  • Seller allows pick-ups
  • Seller location: Cambridge, Waikato, NZ

Payment details

  • NZ bank deposit
  • Cash

About the seller

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Closes: Sun 16 Dec, 8:30 pm. 2012 This auction used auto-extend.