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Whale Tales was a free family-friendly outdoors arts trail held early 2022 in Tāmaki Makaurau, inspired by the Hauraki Gulf's threatened Bryde's whale!

A trail of 80 one-of-a-kind ‘Big Broo’ whale tail sculptures, designed by known and up-and-coming New Zealand artists, were dotted around Auckland from January - April 2022.

Whale Tales provided countless fun days out for friends and families alike - all while raising vital funds to help save Aotearoa's Bryde's whales and restore their home in the Hauraki Gulf.

 

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© Fa'amele Etuale / WWF-New Zealand

What were the artworks?

Every Tail was a one-of-a-kind artwork, created by artists across Aotearoa, and each with a beautiful tale to tell.

The artists included well-known names such as Wētā Workshop, Jeff Thomson, Otis Frizzell, Bonnie Brown…and so many more.

Each artwork offered a unique creative experience but all had the same mission: To help us protect our marine environment and its residents, including the mighty Bryde’s whale.
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Thanks to…

We couldn’t have created this experience without the support of our wonderful partners. Whale Tales is a Wild in Art event in partnership with Auckland Unlimited, presented by Harcourts