Elephant Family and Clarence Court eggs joined forces to create the Eggs of an Era exhibition, with a selection of top emerging artists to produce seven beautifully painted egg sculptures.
The exhibition featured seven exquisite designs, each representing a different decade of The late Queen’s reign as Queen Elizabeth II became the first British Monarch to celebrate 70 years of service.
Each sculpture was displayed in an iconic location along the King’s Road, Sloane Square and Duke of York Square in London’s Chelsea during June 2022.
The exhibition raised awareness of conservation by highlighting the impacts of poaching and collectability. While it is illegal in many countries to take certain wild birds’ eggs, the practice continues and can have serious implications for their conservation.
Removing eggs from nests, blowing them to remove the contents and presenting the eggs in a collection can be extremely damaging for some rarer species. Research suggests that marking eggs in a non-damaging way may reduce the desirability of eggs because collectors are interested in eggs for their aesthetic appeal.