In January 2022, an immersive experience celebrating Aotearoa, art, and marine conservation comes to Auckland. Whale Tales is a public art trail – and you’re invited!
Whale Tales is presented by WWF-New Zealand, in partnership with Wild in Art and Auckland Unlimited.
In 2022, businesses, schools, community groups, and individuals are invited to partner with WWF-New Zealand by becoming an event sponsor or the sponsor of a tail sculpture. Artists, both well-known and undiscovered, were invited to submit designs to be presented to tail sponsors. Sponsors will select their preferred design which will then be translated on a blank tail by the commissioned artist.
80 individually designed tails will go on display through the streets, parks, and public spaces of Auckland, for 12 weeks from January to April 2022, for all to enjoy. After the art trail closes, the tails will take centre stage at a charitable auction in May 2022 and sold to bidders. Proceeds will go to WWF-New Zealand and their work; in particular, towards their efforts to protect and restore Aotearoa’s marine environment, in and around the Hauraki Gulf.
For more about how this spectacular event will deliver significant economic, social, and cultural impacts – download our programme and find out more about how you can get involved.