The Duchess of Cornwall’s conservation charity, founded by her late brother, hosts Eggs of an Era art exhibition in London to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
- Camilla’s charity The Elephant Family is hosting a special exhibition to mark the jubilee
- Exhibition to raise funds for conservation efforts in South Asia
- Seven giant eggs created by artist on display near Chelsea in London
- The design of each egg represents a different decade of the Queen’s 70-year reign
The Duchess of Cornwall’s conservation charity is holding an exhibition in London’s Chelsea to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and raise money for conservation efforts in South Asia.
The Elephant Family was founded by the Duchess’ late brother Mark Shand, who died in 2014 at the age of 62 after an accidental fall.
Following his death, Camilla, 74, pledged to do everything in her power to help the charity. Now, she and her husband Prince Charles, 73, are co-royal chairmen of the group.
The Jubilee Project, an egg of an era, features seven massive egg-shaped artworks, currently on display in and around Sloane Square in Chelsea, London, until 12 June.
Each of the seven Easter eggs was designed by seven famous artists – including Emily Powell, Rebecca Campbell, Sasha Compton, Simon Emory, Patricia Mitchell , Ozlem Thompson and Tatiana Alida – representing different decades of the Queen’s 70-year reign.
The Duchess of Cornwall, 74, was co-royal chair (along with her husband Prince Charles) of conservation charity Elephant Family, run by her late brother Mark Shand, during a visit to Ottawa on May 18. found
The “Eggs of an Age” exhibition includes seven giant egg-shaped sculptures (pictured) designed by the artist, each representing a decade of the Queen’s 70-year reign
Easter eggs commemorating the Queen’s 70th year on the throne (pictured) will be on display in Chelsea, London until June 12
As well as celebrating the Queen’s unprecedented reign, the exhibition aims to raise awareness of conservation by highlighting the impact of poaching and collecting.
While obtaining the eggs of certain wild birds is illegal in many countries, the practice continues and can have serious implications for their conservation.
Removing the eggs from the nest, blowing them to remove the contents and placing the eggs in a collection can be extremely destructive to some rare species.
Research suggests that labeling eggs in a non-destructive way may make eggs less attractive because collectors are interested in their aesthetic appeal.
Richard Hawkes, chief executive of the Elephant Family, said: “This public art exhibition is an exciting and unique way to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee while raising awareness of conservation.
“Art, public space and cause have always been closely linked, and the Elephant Family has a long history of hosting such events – the most recent being the 2021 Coexistence event, which saw 100 life-size lantanas Carved elephant roams London and raises over 3m to support conservation.
“We hope thousands of visitors will enjoy the challenge of discovering unique sculptures and take the opportunity to learn more about conservation.”
The Eggs of an Era exhibition follows the Elephant Family’s Coexistence 2021 event, which ends with a gala in central London attended by Camilla and Charles (pictured at the July 2021 event)
The exhibition comes on the heels of The Elephant Family’s 2021 CoExistence event, which was supported by a star-studded 280-guest gala in central London last July.
Among the guests were Prince Charles and Camilla, who are joint royal presidents of the Elephant family.
They were joined by stars including Katherine Jenkins, Tom Odell, Lily Cole and reality star Gemma Collins.
The Eggs of an Era exhibition will run until June 12th. After the exhibition, the eggs will be auctioned next year, with the proceeds going to support conservation efforts across South Asia.