We’re back on!

A COVID-19 Update

Last year, due to COVID-19, we had to make the difficult decision to postpone the Whale Tales Art Trail. Now, we’re excited to announce that we officially have new trail dates: January 24 – April 18 2022.

We’ve been working hard to ensure this event could still go ahead and we’ve made some great progress. The call for artists has now closed and around 100 fantastic designs have been short-listed by the curation panel.

What’s Next?

Over the coming weeks, event partners and sponsors will have the exciting opportunity to select their preferred Whale Tale design. As each design is selected, the artist responsible for that design will be commissioned to bring it to life!


The Whale Tales Education programme is under development, and will launch in March 2021. Schools, marae and community groups will be able to register to take part in a programme that focuses on Aotearoa’s whales and the health of our moana.

Ngā mihi nui and keep an eye out for more updates!


Whale Tales 2022 Art Trail