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For ten weeks in the autumn of 2018, Auckland’s streets, parks and open spaces will play host to over 40 individually designed and beautifully created owls – showcasing the wealth of artistic talent in Aotearoa and positively contributing to the economic, cultural and social life of the city.
This project is presented by Child Cancer Foundation in partnership with the International creator of the event, Wild in Art, and will ultimately raise significant funds for the vital work Child Cancer Foundation does to support children with cancer and their families when they need it most.
Birmingham played host to 89 giant owls and 122 owlets as part of The Big Hoot 2015. Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets with their Big Hoot Trail maps to explore the colourful invasion of individually designed owls.
Child Cancer Foundation has played an integral role in the lives of thousands of Kiwi families over the past forty years, providing essential support to the whole family when a child is diagnosed with cancer. The Big Hoot promises to be an interactive event that will surprise and delight children and adults alike, bringing a world-class creative experience to the Auckland landscape, in keeping with our aspirations for the city. Join us and have a lasting impact on the lives of children with cancer and their families.
Brett O’ Riley
CEO, Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development (ATEED)