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The Big Hoot 2018

I am really excited to be part of this amazing event which helps raise money for The Child Cancer Foundation. There are 46 owls in total that started off blank for artists to work their magic.  My piece was sponsored/designed for Uniworld Boutique River Cruises and was inspired by the wall pattern and colours of the stateroom aboard Uniworld’s S.S. Joie de Vivre.

Uniworld are running an awesome competition in conjunction with The Big Hoot, to find out how you can win awesome Frosty Prizes CLICK HERE

Of course I had to add a bit more Frost to this by creating a Gold mini owl that will accompany this big guy at the auction at the end of the Trail! (This little guy is for indoors only :) 

You can also purchase your very own ceramic 'Mini Owl' from my online store, with a perentage going back to the Child Cancer foundation! 


Did you also know that all of the Giant owls are for sale? So if you do have space why not check out the Big Hoot Auction. All proceeds from Owls sold go to The Child Cancer Foundation. They will be auctioned off on 29th May. If you are interested please email

The Big Hoot is a ‘Wild in Art’ event presented by Child Cancer Foundation. Custom painted owl sculptures will capture Aucklanders and the city’s visitors’ imaginations at key locations around town between 03 March and 06 May 2018. At the conclusion of the trail they are auctioned off with all proceeds going to Child Cancer Foundation. 


The Haier Big Hoot art trail captured Auckland’s imagination and took over its streets during autumn 2018. Now art collectors, owl enthusiasts and Child Cancer Foundation supporters have the opportunity to bid for one of 49 individually designed owl sculptures from the Haier Big Hoot, and raise vital funds for Child Cancer Foundation.

Each owl has been brought to life by a well-known or emerging artist. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own one of these unique sculptures – or owl-works as we refer to them. You can view the owls here or see them in person at the Haier Big Hoot Farewell Weekend, May 25-27, 2018.

What? The Haier Big Hoot Auction
Where? Aotea Centre, 50 Mayoral Drive, Auckland
When? 6.30pm, Tuesday 29 May

It is essential that you register to bid. The auction is a ticketed event and there will be no entry without a ticket. For any queries regarding the auction or sculptures please contact


Enchanted Frosty River Owl
Sponsors (Uniworld Boutique River Cruise)

I was inspired by the majestic interior of the latest Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Ship with it's beautiful dusty pink and gold which is the same colour palette I use throughout my own work. Of course I had to add a touch more Frost with my favorite blue/green that represents the river this ship sails on. You will also notice my signature hummingbirds adorn this River Owl giving it a dreamlike, whimsical feel as does my other artwork with it's enchanted characters.

Come and join in the fun - download the app head on down and take a photo and tag me either on instagram: @emafrostartist or FB @emajfrost for your chance to win other Frosty prizes while the trail is going on.

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