The Big Hoot

Presented by Wild in Art working in partnership with Birmingham Children’s Hospital, the Big Hoot brought businesses, artists, schools and the local community together to create a public art trail of stunning owl sculptures on display across Birmingham from 20 July until 27 September 2015.

The Big Hoot

With 89 giant owl sculptures on show – each one individually and intricately created by artists from Birmingham and beyond – the ‘owl-spotting’ experience was inspiring fun for everyone and was completely free.

There were cartoon owls; night owls; wise owls; celebrity owls; jewellery owls; the ‘Owl and the Pussycat’; owls from the pyramids of Egypt, Amazonian Rainforests and outer space; owls that celebrate Birmingham’s landmark architecture, history, people, places, cultural diversity and more…

The trail took in much of the city from the City Centre to Sutton Coldfield; Winson Green to Bournville and many places in between  –  beautiful open spaces; inspiring buildings and Birmingham’s cultural heritage along the way.

All the giant owls were sponsored by companies and organisations and at the end of the trail, they were auctioned to raise money for Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

Children and young people from Birmingham’s schools also took part and created over 120 owlets. These were displayed in ‘parliaments’ across the city as part of The Little Hoot education programme.

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