Our Other Mother provides for all of us generously, though like many other mums she’s seriously exhausted and in need of major TLC. We want to show our leaders how much we love and care for our planet.
Children’s book illustrators and authors, including Gillian Candler (author of NZ Nature Heroes and Whose Home is This?), Craig Phillips (illustrator of Aroha’s Way and Guardian of the Gryphons series), Guy Parker-Rees (illustrator of Giraffes Can’t Dance and the Dylan series) and budding artists Audrey Kennedy and Ana Vieira (aged 10 and 11 from Paekakariki School) and many more are joining with Parents for Climate Aotearoa this Mother’s Day, Sunday 9 May, to highlight their love for #OurOtherMother, Papatūānuku, Planet Earth.
Craig Phillips (illustrator of Aroha Knows)
We want to hold an exhibition May 9, Mother's Day at Wellington's iconic Harbourside Market showcasing many of these beautiful artworks on canvas to engage, energise and empower people to take their own climate action - to be inspired and connect with each other and our environment. We will have a family area encouraging our young people to create their own works of art to put up on our tamariki wall!
This is part of a wider global campaign led by parent climate groups around the world collaborating with authors and illustrators. Due to Covid 19 restrictioins, we are one of the very few countries in the world who are able to hold an exhibition in person of these amazing works but we need your help!
Guy Parker-Rees (illustrator of Giraffes Can't Dance)
We need to raise a minimum of $1500 in the next two weeks to cover printing and event costs. This is also only the beginning! We envisage holding these events across New Zealand in conjunction with our UK counterparts who will be exhibiting at November's COP26 in Glasgow.
We would love to have your support - every cent counts and please share with your friends and family x
Thank you so much,
Alicia and Parents for Climate Aotearoa
Audrey Kennedy and Ana Vieira