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Thursday 24 April 2014

Fingal artist Paul playing his part in egg-citing project

CREATING EGG FOR EASTER ADVENTURE

Skerries artist Paul D'Arcy.

IRELAND IS set to become a host for an Easter Adventure, with the biggest and most interactive Egg Hunt our country has ever seen and a Fingal artist will be playing his part.

For 40 days and 40 nights next Easter a collection of 100 exquisitely painted fiberglass egg sculptures will take over the streets of Dublin and locations around the country. Displayed in iconic outdoor locations and high profile venues, each egg will become a treasure to be discovered by the public, effectively becoming the country's biggest ever egg hunt. And Skerries artist Paul D'Arcy, formerly the owner of the Daffodil Gallery in Milverton, has been chosen as part of a 100 leading artists, fashion designers, architects and jewellers, to create one of the collection of unique eggs. Each egg, standing at 2.5ft, will be celebrated and hunted throughout the country with the public picking up exciting clues along the way for a truly original, charming and interactive Easter experience. The hunt will culminate with two auctions, each one an event in itself, raising funds for The Jack & Jill Children's Foundation. This Big Egg Hunt aims to raise funds for the Children's Foundation which is so desperately needed to continue providing nursing care and support for children with severe neurological development issues, as well as offering some respite to the parents and families. Eggs are a universally recognised symbol of new life, a fresh start and hope for the future and are an integral part of Paul D'Arcy's art and motifs, so this was a project he openly embraced. 'I am using the motif of eggs in a lot of my new paintings and therefore I'm really happy to be part of the Big Egg Hunt for next year. It is a worth while foundation that does some very important work and I think the idea will capture the public's imagination in a very positive way. 'At the moment I am working on a collection of paintings for a large show in the biggest solo show I have had for many years and will be part of Dublin's Culture Night and Theatre Festival next year. This is apart from another one or two projects I am involved in. So all in all it is a busy time for me which is just the way I like it.' To see Paul's egg sculpture in progress or some of his paintings drop up to his studio in Milverton. He has some lovely local landscape paintings finished for Christmas and a busy studio. Just give him a call at 086- 6028904 now that he has ' caught up with technology' you can Facebook him at facebook. com/ pauldarc-yartist.

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