Kiwi Artists named for Auckland Art Trail
For 10 weeks in early 2018, the New Zealand public will have a unique opportunity to view original artworks from some of our country’s most well-known and emerging artists on the streets of Auckland, with a number of influential artists such as Flox and Dick Frizzell set to contribute as artists on the Haier Big Hoot art trail.
Over the coming months, each artist will transform a 1.65m Owl sculpture into a bespoke work of art. Their artworks will be placed on a trail around Auckland city, and revealed when the Haier Big Hoot art trail opens on Saturday 03 March, 2018. 46 Owls have been commissioned and the trail organisers are looking forward to Aucklanders hitting the streets with their Haier Big Hoot Trail map to explore the colourful invasion of individually designed owls.
The project is presented by Child Cancer Foundation in partnership with the International creator of the event, Wild in Art. The public art exhibition will run for 10 weeks, before the Owls are auctioned to raise vital funds for Child Cancer Foundation.
Featuring in the public exhibition will be established talents Dick Frizzell, Jeff Thompson, Flox (Hayley King), Peata Larkin, Weilun Ha and Jessica Pearless, along with some of New Zealand’s most exciting up and coming creatives.
The Haier Big Hoot Art Curator Monique Cairns, said the calibre of artists exhibiting in the Hair Big Hoot meant the art trail would be a must-see for both members of the public who are after a free and fun family activity, and collectors looking to scope out a unique artwork for their collection prior to the auction. “It’s very exciting to have 46 Owls exhibited on the art trail, and every one of them will bring its own flair and flavour.”