Eggs of an Era | Public art exhibition for HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee

  • Sasha Compton

Hand painting a giant egg for 'Eggs for an Era' a public art exhibition around Chelsea celebrating The Queen's Platinum Jubilee. 'Seven giant egg-shaped masterpieces created by leading artists will pop up in Chelsea, London from 16 May to 12 June 2022 to honour and celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Clarence Court Eggs, The Elephant Family and Cadogan have joined forces with seven well known artists to produce the giant eggs, which will be displayed in a trail on and around Sloane Square in London’s Chelsea before being auctioned to support conservation work. The Eggs of an Era exhibition will feature exquisite designs from each artist, with each design representing a different decade of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee as Her Majesty becomes the first British Monarch to celebrate 70 years of service.' . . . The artists designs are all one-off, unique and use different mediums. The artists include Emily Powell, Rebecca Campbell, Sasha Compton, Simon Emery, Patricia Mitchell, Özlem Thompson and Tatiana Alida. ABOUT SASHA'S EGG: Sasha's era was 2020’s. 'The 2020’s so far has been an era for intimacy and family, therefore I chose to commemorate our present and future heirs, in Royal blue with celebratory swags of flowers and leaves. My egg is titled ‘The Queen and her Kings’. The Elephant Family have a history of using big art exhibitions to raise awareness for conservation, including the CoExistence campaign in 2021. This latest exhibition aims raise to awareness of conservation by highlighting the impacts of poaching and collectability. While it is illegal in many countries to take certain wild birds' eggs, the practice continues and can have serious implications for their conservation.