Big Hoot Owl Yolanda

Artist Submissions are closed.
Thank you to everyone who submitted designs. There was an ‘owl’verwhelming number of submissions received from the art community, so we have some spectacular designs to show our sponsors.
All artists will be notified by the end of July 2017.

We are excited to be inviting NZ artists and designers to take part in one of the largest public art trails to take place in Auckland in 2018, and enjoy a chance to create something speci‘owl’ for The Big Hoot Auckland 2018 and the Child Cancer Foundation.

The project is presented by the Child Cancer Foundation in partnership with the international creator of the event, Wild in Art. Wild in Art has worked on similar events all over the world and are renowned for high quality, high profile and exciting events. The events provide a unique and high-profile platform for the talents of artists and local creative communities to get their work noticed.

The Big Hoot 165cm tall, fibreglass owl sculpture, will provide the quirky canvas for artistic expression. The sculptures, which will be sponsored by local businesses and organisations, lend themselves to a raft of multimedia approaches.

What makes the experience special for the artistic community, is the opportunity to be part of an event that celebrates the mass appeal of public art – made accessible and fun. Taking art out of traditional arts venues and onto the streets, for everybody to enjoy interacting with, can popularise art and encourage a wider appreciation of artistic techniques.

It is anticipated that The Big Hoot will attract thousands of visitors and generate an incredible amount of media attention during its ten week run in the autumn of 2018.

If you are commissioned, you will receive an honorarium of $1,500 upon completion of your artwork (as per contract).

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