colourful eggs – fabergé big egg hunt

Karen Haller 01
Karen Haller

The Big Egg Hunt – photographer Charlie Clift.

If you’re a local or a visitor to London, you may have noticed giant eggs dotted throughout the capital.  Over 200 stunningly designed giant eggs have been created by leading artists, designers, architects and jewellers for The Big Egg Hunt! And it’s all to benefit the wonderful charities Action for Children and Elephant Family.

I was thrilled to learn a friend of mine, Paola Minekov who is an amazing artist, had her design selected from their call out to artists. Paola says she was ‘inspired to paint the globe as an interlocking jigsaw, using primary colours to suggest a playful childlike simplicity which contrasts with the complex reality of geopolitics.’

The Big Egg Hunt - Paola Minekov painting her egg.

Artist Paola Minekov creating her design for The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt. Photography Paola Minekov and The Big Egg Hunt.

get cracking
The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt takes place from Feb 21 – March 31 leading up to Easter. The 200 plus eggs have been hidden throughout London and the more eggs you find, the more chance you stand of winning the most fabulous prize – the Fabergé Diamond Jubilee Egg valued at over £100,000. And that’s no egg-aggeration!

The Big Egg Hunt - over 200 eggs. This opens a new browser window.

So whether you are a local or a visitor, everyone is invited to get cracking and join the hunt! How many will you find!

yours to own
Here’s your chance to be the owner of one of these amazing creations as these eggs will be auctioned off, so welcome to The Faberge Big Egg Hunt Auction! You may even want to buy Paola’s colourful world egg!

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  1. Paola Minekov on February 29, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Fantastic event, I so enjoy being a part of it! Thanks for featuring my egg, Karen!

    • admin on March 16, 2012 at 6:36 pm

      Hi Paola,

      It’s such a great idea. London is definitely known for innovative art exhibitions and creative ideas.

      I wish you every success in selling your egg at auction.

  2. Tamsin Fox-Davies on February 29, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Did you see that one of the eggs got stolen!? Luckily they got it back.

    • admin on March 16, 2012 at 6:56 pm

      Yes, I did read about that. Great they got it back!

  3. Keren Lerner on March 5, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    Wow, I had noticed these eggs around, and even started to take pictures of the ones I have seen. How amazing that Paola has been able to participate! Thanks for reporting on this. I will have to look out for the Twitter hashtag on this!

    • admin on March 16, 2012 at 7:06 pm

      Hi Keren,

      They are just amazing pieces of art in their own right. Great that Paola was selected to design one.

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