Auckland’s enthralling new art trail is a hoot

This March we’re encouraging you to go bird watching, minus the birds.

Join the Haier Big Hoot, a nine-week immersive public art trail opening on Saturday March 3rd, which will be raising funds for the Child Cancer Foundation, in partnership with Wild in Art.

Along Auckland’s streets you’ll find yourself burrowed in artistry, with works from Dick Frizzel, known widely for his kitsch and cartoonish paintings, Jeff Thompson, who shapes corrugated steel into unlikely sculptures, Flox, popular for her modern interpretations of New Zealand flora and fauna, and newcomer Grace Wright, whose work in marked by its enthralling gestural colour, among many.

In support of the Hoot, 47 artist have been commissioned to transform a 1.65m owl sculpture into bespoke artworks, later to be auctioned in support of the exhibition’s charitable cause.

Local schools are also getting behind the initiative, designing 60 smaller 'owlets', which will be displayed in participating shopping centres and libraries around the City of Sails. 

Until the 6th of May, seek out the artworks that will have feathered the city.