As I walked home after a lovely knit night, I finally got to see some of the owl sculptures that have descended on the West Midlands.
These sculptures are part of The Big Hoot. This is taken from the website “Presented by creative producers Wild in Art working in partnership with Birmingham Children’s Hospital, The Big Hoot has 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.
With 89 giant owl sculptures to see – each one individually and intricately created by artists from Birmingham and beyond – this ‘owl-spotting’ experience is inspiring fun for everyone and is completely FREE.
Follow the trail from the City Centre to Sutton Coldfield; Winson Green to Bournville and many places in between and enjoy beautiful open spaces; inspiring buildings and Birmingham’s cultural heritage along the way.
All the giant owls have been sponsored by companies and organisations and at the end of the trail, they will be auctioned to raise money for Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
Children and young people from Birmingham’s schools have also been busy creating over 120 owlets. These are displayed in ‘parliaments’ across the city as part of The Little Hoot education programme.”
In a short walk I came across this one
This one is impressive but my favourite so far is Peacock, located in the Mailbox. I don’t think I will get to see all of them but I am going to enjoy the trail and this great project. I will create a folder with all of my photos so you can keep up to date with the owls and owlets I find.