Frames from the new Specsavers x Dick Frizzell collaboration. Image supplied.
Specsavers have released a special collaboration with celebrated artist Dick Frizzell, with the new frames a piece of wearable Kiwi art. It continues Specsavers’ ongoing collaboration with The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ with each frame sold featuring Frizzell’s iconic woodgrain print donating $25 to the charity.
Dick Frizzell is enthused about the opportunity to help The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ end blindness in the Pacific and encourages New Zealanders to embrace their artistic style. The donations from the sales of the frames will help support the work of The Foundation’s Mobile Eye Clinic (MEC), a state-of-the-art facility that travels to the most remote parts of Fiji to provide sight-saving services to those in need.
“Years ago, I was challenged to hand paint a repeating pattern on a set of Crown Lynn dinnerware and, in desperation, I decided to make the china look like wood. Now, thirty-odd years later, it’s fantastic to think that inspiration is helping to raise funds for such an important cause,” says Dick Frizzell. “Eye care is hugely important anywhere but the added challenges of geography and access to technology call for that much more effort. With The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ you can really see where the money goes to support those in need in the Pacific.”
The Dick Frizzell frames are available at Specsavers stores nationwide now and are priced from $169.