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The Haier Big Hoot Auckland 2018

03 Mar 2018 - 06 May 2018

Getty Images for the Haier Big Hoot

Saturday 3 March 2018, 12.00am - Sunday 6 May 2018, 11.30pm

The majority of owls are accessible 24 hours of the day


Various public locations around Auckland region

Visit the Haier Big Hoot website from Thu 1 Mar for owl locations


Milly Hemsley

021 734 267


The Haier Big Hoot is a public art trail featuring 47 giant Owl sculptures (1.65m tall).

From Sat 3 Mar, the Owls will be displayed for nine weeks in public spaces, parks, malls and libraries across Auckland region.

Each Owl has been turned into a bespoke piece of art by a Kiwi or international artist, with works by Dick Frizzell, Jeff Thomson, Flox, Weilun Ha, Peata Larkin, Grace Wright, Jessica Pearless and more.

At the end of the trail the Owls will be auctioned to fundraise for Child Cancer Foundation.

Keep an eye out for 60 smaller Owlets on the trail (90cm tall) – many decorated by students from Auckland schools.

Find them all using the trail map within the Big Hoot 2018 app – available to download from the i-Phone or Android app store from Thu 1 Mar.

Hard copy trail maps will also be available from select locations. Visit the Haier Big Hoot website for more information.