Whale Tales 2022 (24 January - 18 April)
80 Tails, 80 Tales, 80 Artists, 12 Weeks, 1 City, 1 Mission
I am super excited to be part of this initiative to raise funds for WWF. My Frosty whale tail will be on display at Botany Downs for 12 weeks before being auctioned off.
You can visit all the tails at various sites across Auckland over the next three months, You can download the trail map here and keep an eye out for the trail map app which will be available for download from the 22nd Jan so you can visit them all! I'd love to see your pics when you visit mine, so be sure to tag me in on Facebook or Instagram.
Some images from the creative process...
WHALE TALES ART TRAIL, AUCKLAND 2022
IN JANUARY 2022, A TRULY IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE CELEBRATING AOTEAROA, ART, AND MARINE CONSERVATION COMES TO TĀMAKI MAKAURAU. WHALE TALES IS A PUBLIC ART TRAIL EXPLORING THE CITY OF SAILS, AND YOU’RE INVITED!
From 24 January- 18 April 2022 a trail of unique and stunning whale Tail sculptures, designed by artists and children, sponsored by business and organisations will animate Tāmaki Makaurau and bring to life themes of protecting and restoring the mauri of our Ocean. Inspired by the Bryde’s Whale, the 80 Big Broos (large Tail sculptures) and 80 Pēpi (mini Tail sculptures) will dot Auckland’s streets, parks, and open spaces to provide residents and visitors a fresh opportunity to explore the City of Sails.
The legacy of Whale Tales will continue long after the fun of the trail has ended with the sculptures being auctioned to raise significant funds to power the vital work WWF-New Zealand does to look after our moana (ocean) and her marine life throughout Aotearoa, particularly in and around the Hauraki Gulf.