Billy Apple's entry in the Resene Fastest Art Exhibition Horse charity auction is currently on display at the Mini Garage on Auckland's Ponsonby Road. The horse stands 15.3 hands high and the reserve is $15,750. The auction is taking place on trademe and the current bid is $10,000.
Billy Apple's nominated charity of choice is the NZ Native Forests Restoration Trust, which is dedicated to the forest restoration. Since its establishment in 1980, the Trust has acquired land at the rate of 200ha a year to protect important species, restore their habitats and improve the quality of waterways. It now has 30 reserves with a total of more than 6,000ha of protected native forests.
The artist's horse, named Billy, is the latest piece in his community art series, with earlier works going to charitable auctions for the Aids Foundation, Women's Refuge, TYLA (Turn Your Life Around Trust), amongst others.
Image: Billy Apple's entry to the Auckland Cup Week Charity Auction Resene Fastest Art Exhibition Horse (2011).