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"Oil Chic" A4 Print - Tara Cassidy

This drawing was inspired by the knitted jumpers made by communities around New Zealand for the Kororā, Little Blue Penguins, following the catastrophic grounding of the container ship MV Rena near Tauranga in 2011.

This event was New Zealand’s worst ever maritime disaster. Although tens of thousands of marine lives were (and still are) affected, among the worst have been the little blue penguins. 

"The idea of the jumpers was to keep the oil-soaked birds warm and prevent preening and ingestion of the toxic substances until they could be put through treatment. Although there are now more practical facilities for the same purpose, I was inspired in 2016 by the idea of the community coming together to help from afar."

  • This A4 Print measures 210mm x 297mm.
  • Fine Art Print Signed by Tara Cassidy.

Tara Cassidy

Tara is an artist based in West Auckland, a place which she credits for her love and curiosity for the abundant natural flora and fauna of Aotearoa. While her tertiary studies initially began with biological sciences, Tara instead followed her passion for creativity and completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design in 2016. Her pieces are striking, as she works primarily with pencils; for intricate depictions of native wildlife of Aotearoa. Since 2018 she has been working with Angie and selling her pieces, continuing to develop her eye for detail and an impressive ability to convey textures through pencil alone - we love to admire and explore her amazing works!   

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