The Big Hoot 2015 was a fund raiser for Birmingham Children Hospital. The fibre glass owls were created by Wild in Art. I was sponsored by Birmingham City Council to work with Children in Care to created designs which became tiles for my owl Starlight. At auction, Starlight was the 7th highest sale raising £10,200. Over half a million pounds was raised during the auction alone! For more information go to:
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, presented by public art specialists in partnership with , won the hearts and minds of everyone in Birmingham this summer and now the hospital is hoping fans of The Big Hoot will buy their patients a permanent memento of the project, helping to keep a piece of The Big Hoot’s legacy within the hospital forever for the children of Birmingham.
Birmingham, The Big Hoot Owls, Skyline 2015
The Big Hoot is the latest mass participation public arts event from Wild in Art, who famously attracted worldwide headlines with a similar event in Bristol, the ‘Gromit Unleashed’ project in 2013.
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Design and final painted sculpture for The Big Hoot, a public art project across Birmingham by Wild in Art in aid of Birmingham Children's Hospital. Design sponsored by Pertemps and sculpture placed at the entrance to the International Convention Centre in the centre of Birmingham.The Big Hoot will see Birmingham’s streets, parks and open spaces come alive with colour as ‘parliaments’ of owls take up perch across the city and its surrounding areas – all part of the visually striking fundraiser for .Prior to arriving around Birmingham last Monday, I was lucky enough to photograph 82 of the 89 as they landed at on the trail with thanks to . The blank owl is at the Big Hoot shop in where you can also support the project through purchasing a range of products. “As a proud sponsor and supporter of The Big Hoot, we’re expecting more of our feathered friends to swoop into the airport over the summer and when they do, we’ll be talon everyone!”Waiting in the wings for The Big Hoot are 88 owl sculptures, but before these large owls land more than 120 owlets which have been lovingly nurtured, designed and created by 114 schools across Birmingham are set to descend on Wednesday 8 July, in the element of the project known as The Little Hoot.The Little Hoot owlets will be displayed at 18 venues across the city for 10 weeks before being returned to the schools to keep as a permanent memento of their contribution to The Big Hoot.