Regular blog readers and residents of Rother and Hastings may remember the “Follow that Duck” public art exhibition. It was organised by Wild at Art and consisted of 30 large Rubber Ducks designed and painted by a host of talented artists – and smaller Rubber Duckling sculptures, decorated by local schools and community groups. The sculptures formed an art trail for ten weeks this summer – bringing colour, creativity and a real talking point to Hastings and Rother! Incredible Eggs was delighted to supply fabulous ducky educational resources to all participating schools and community groups. This quacking event raised vital funds for St Michael’s Hospice.
But things didn’t end there! The rubber ducklings were returned to the schools and community groups who created the fabulous pieces of artwork, but the large rubber ducks and two special ducklings appeared at the Hook a Duck Auction in Hastings, raising money for the Hospice. Our London and South East branch managers, Kate and Giles had fallen in love with the fantastic colours of one particular duck and were very keen to add her to their flock. Their chosen duck, “Fizzy Pop and Salty Hair”, had been painted by artist Sophie Malpas in memory of childhood days spent at the seaside. Sophie and “Fizzy” are shown below!
The bidding war began…and Kate and Giles won! Fizzy was duly collected on the back of a pick-up truck and taken to her new nesting spot on the farm. She will be positioned within view of a public footpath, where she can surprise and delight the ramblers of Kent for years to come.
Follow That Duck told us “She’s going to fit right in! Thank you so much for buying her, giving her a home and of course raising vital funds for St. Michaels Hospice”.
We’d like to wish all our customers a very happy Christmas! From fantastic Fizzy and all at Incredible Eggs.