What a hoot! - The Birmingham parliament

In March I noted that a Birmingham Parliament was being assembled with Wild in Art bringing nearly 100 owls to Birmingham, http://birminghamcentral.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/the-birmingham-parliament.html.  The parliament is now here with owls assembled across the city for ten weeks until the 27 September 2015.

There are 89 fibreglass owl sculptures spread across the city with owls sponsored by companies and organisations.  

When the owls have flown they will be sold off at an auction which will be raising funds for Birmingham Children's Hospital.

Louise McCathie from the Birmingham Children's Hospital told ITV News Central:

"It's been a fantastic opportunity for artists locally and over the country to just get involved so it's a mass participation event and it's free."

The owls are a fabulous draw to the city both raising attention and funds for Birmingham Children's Hospital but inviting visitors and residents alike to explore the city.  The artists have produced stunning individual owls but collectively as a parliament a display Birmingham can be proud to show the world.

The following photos are some of the owls i've visited so far.

There is a trail to follow, reproduced below from: http://thebighoot.co.uk/trail/, which you can download as a pdf version.

The following is a list of the owls, reproduced from http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/big-hoot-can-see-owls-9691964, showing their name, the artist, sponsor and where they are located.

1Big Brown Inky OwlKate LeonardJQ BidJewellery Quarter Station
2Jewellery OwlSusan GuthrieBirmingham City UniversityGolden Square, Jewellery Quarter
3Bejewelled OwlClaire ScullyJQ BidSt Paul's Square, Jewellery Quarter
4Nature's GrowthMat BarberIrwin MitchellChurch Street Square
5PricelessSarah Taylor SilverwoodLloyds BankCathedral Square
6One Giant Hoot for OwlkindVicky ScottLDCCathedral Square
7Wise OwlGeorgia Henn;
Simon Elman
EvershedsCathedral Square
8SkycladMac1 - Lee WoodsPwCSt Philip's Square
9Delivered by OwlHelen DodsworthCitypressSt Philip's Place
10Disco OwlSophie Handy and Claire Witcomb working with Nechells PODWragge Lawrence GrahamSt Philip's Place
11Under the Glow of MoonlightKristina ButiganCatalyst Corporate FinanceTemple Row
12ClashDamien JefferyKPMGCathedral Square
13Blue-yNatalie GuyHarrow GreenGreat Western Arcade
14Dr WhootStephen MckayLondon MidlandSnow Hill Station
15The GraduateDeven BhurkeWesleyanColmore Square
16Tessellated TrianglesDeven BhurkeShoosmiths LLPColmore Square
17LeoRuth GreenPinsent MasonsColmore Square
18The Birmingham Children's Hospital OwlAdam PryceNoVateSteelhouse Lane
19Florence Nightin'owlDeven BhurkeBirmingham Children's Hospital NHS TrustOutside Birmingham Children's Hospital, Steelhouse Lane
20DottyDavid GrahamCrossCountryOld Square Roundabout
21Happy Birthday FEED!Thomas McIlroy;
Alice Milner;
Jay Tomlins;
Jordan Hannon;
John Moore
Birmingham Metropolitan College (BMET)MET Matthew Boulton Campus,

Jennens Road
22The Green OwlJulia Zeller-JacquesForest HolidaysEastside City Park
23The Big HootOWB. Painted by Glenn Anderson.OWBEast side City Park
24Through New EyesDavid HandThe Custard FactoryGibb Square, The Custard Factory
25YellowGlenn AndersonWild in ArtOn the roof at the custard Factory
26BEORMABetty Underwood. Painted by Jodie Silverman.The Schools of King Edward VI in BirminghamSt Martin in the Bullring
27SelfieMartin BandLDCGreen Wall,

St Martin's Square,

28Skyline 2015Nick MurleyBullringCentral Street,

29The Owl and the PussycatDarel SeowBirmingham Children's Hospital CharityLevel 3 Balcony inside the Bullring
30FreeRadioOwlFree Radio ProductionsFree RadioLevel 3 balcony inside the Bullring
31Re-TailTemperRetail BirminghamJunction of New Street and High Street
32StarlightCaroline JariwalaBirmingham Adoption and Fostering ServiceHigh Street
33I See A DarknessBen JavensGreat Western ArcadeMoor Street Link adjacent to Worcester Street
34NightingaleMiah Gill. Painted by Glenn Anderson.Lloyds BankNew Street
35Ozzy's OwlOzzy Osbourne and Graham Frank-WrightRetail BirminghamNew Street
36Swirly Whirly Birmingham Owl-landRachel BlackwellHortonsBurlington Arcade
37Owl Aboard!Milan TopalovicCrossCountryNew Street Station,

(North West Corner Entrance)
38Stop - rewind and come again!Glenn AndersonFort DunlopJohn Bright Street
39PeacockJane Anderson working with Black Voices UKThe MailboxThe Mailbox
40Mr ArchitectSam PierpointThe CubeThe Cube

Level 5 Atrium
41Owl-liviaCharlie LanghorneMarco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar and Grill BirminghamThe Cube Rooftop

Terrace Level 5
42You Can Call Me OwlStephen MckayBrindleyplaceCentral Square,

43The Oozells OwlJodie SilvermanDeutsche BankCentral Square,

44Midnight MothsAlyn SmithHarrow GreenOozells Square,

45Percy PertempsCathy SimpsonPertemps NetworkThe ICC,

46OwlfredKristian MovahedBirmingham Mail and Birmingham PostThe Mall at ICC
47Welcome to BirminghamLaura HallettPertemps NetworkICC Entrance
48OwlbertMeghan AllbrightUniversity College BirminghamCentenary Square, near the Birmingham Rep and ICC
49Wise Old OwlKieron Reilly and Lynsey BrecknellGateley PlcCentenary Square,

near the amphitheatre
50JackMartin BandJLT SpecialtyCentenary Square,

near the Hall of Memory
51TropicOwlJenny LeonardTwycross ZooCentenary Square,

near the Library of Birmingham
52The ShipNeil MorrisListersChamberlain Square
53Our Happy Hospit-owlCathy SimpsonBirmingham Children's Hospital CharityChamberlain Square
54New Street FlyerMik RichardsonNew Street Station, Network RailVictoria Square
55Tick-TockIllona ClarkGreater Birmingham Chambers of CommerceVictoria Square
56Unity With DiversitySomia JamalBirmingham AirportVictoria Square
57Active OwlCraig EarpBirmingham Wellbeing ServiceVictoria Square
58Alf the Penguin OwlDeven BhurkeThe National SEA LIFE CentreVictoria Square

(lower level)
59Bob the BatRuth GreenWild in ArtGas Street Basin
60Tea T-OwlAmy CrabtreeWild in ArtJunction of Corporation Street and James Watt Queensway
61The Sutton Coldfield OwlScarlett ByfieldBirmingham Metropolitan College (BMET)BMET Sutton Coldfield Campus,

Lichfield Road,

Sutton Coldfield
62SerenityNeil MorrisDignity PlcHoly Trinity Parish Church

Church Gardens

Sutton Coldfield
63Spotting and Jotting in BirminghamMatt SewellSutton Coldfield Town Centre BIDOutside Sutton Park

Visitor Centre

Sutton Coldfield
64Ahoy MateyDeven BhurkeThe Gracechurch CentreThe Gracechurch Centre,

Sutton Coldfield
65A Word to the WiseElizabeth ForrestThe West BromThe Mall, The Parade, Sutton Coldfield
66Hedwig OwlMichelle HeronSutton Coldfield Town Centre BIDManey Corner,

Birmingham Road,

Sutton Coldfield
67Love OwlNisha GroverBEST WESTERN PREMIER Moor Hall Hotel and SpaBest Western Premier,

Moor Hall Hotel and Spa,

Sutton Coldfield,

entrance via Weeford Road
68RainforestAnna DunnTwycross ZooTwycross,

69Perry Chocobow SwanetLog RoperBirmingham City council and NewRiver RetailCentral Square Shopping Centre,

High Street,

70Fleet and FreeJoshua BillinghamLDCAlexander Stadium,

Perry Barr
71The Handsworth Park Owl and The Pussy CatScylla ParkynBirmingham City Council and Arts Council EnglandHandsworth Park, Holly Road, Handsworth
72OctaviaFaith Pearson working with Octavius Learning and Development PArtnershipBirmingham City Council,Veolia,Environmental Trust and Baron Davenport's CharitySoho House,

Soho Avenue
73The Birchfield SableJane Anderson working with Black Voices UKBirmingham City Council and Awards for AllAston Park, Trinity Road, Aston
74Midnight HootJayne DeeleyFort DunlopFort Dunlop,

75Night OwlMichelle TurtonFort DunlopFort Dunlop,

76OliverSophie Handy and Claire Witcomb working with Nechells PODBirmingham City Council and Nechells PODThe POD,

Oliver Street,

77Saltley StoriesMartin McNally and Sharonjeet Galsinh working with Reel Access and Norton HallBirmingham City Council and Awards for AllWard End Park,

Washwood Heath Road
78Fitcap WiseyMr the Beef (Inky Goodness) working with FITCAPBirmingham City Council and Birmingham AirportBlakesley Hall Museum, Blakesley Road
79ShowldenMilan Toplovic working with St Thomas' Church and Community ProjectBirmingham City Council and Birmingham AirportSheldon Country Park, Old Rectory Farm, Ragley Drive
80Papa WinsonColin Gabbidon working with Ladywood Arts ForumBirmingham City council and Awards for AllSummerfield Park, Dudley road, Soho
81PoddyFozia Malik working with Our Community CICBirmingham city council and Wild in ArtWashwood Heath
82BlodeuweddGuy McKinleyWild in ArtKings Heath Park,

Kings Heath
83Owl of AthenaKaroline RerrieWild in ArtKings Heath Library,

Kings Heath
84The Owl and the Pussycat went to seaMik RichardsonKings Heath BidKings Heath Village Square,

Kings Heath
85ButtonsMichelle HeronCadbury WorldCadbury World,

86Twit Choo-ChooJoseph Hewston. Painted by Glenn AndersonCrossCountryUniversity Station Plaza,

87The Bone RangerAnne GuestUniversity of BirminghamThe Joseph Chamberlain Memorial Clocktower,

University of Birmingham,

88HootankhamoonDale E EvansUniversity of BirminghamWest Gate,

University of Birmingham
89G'owl'dTemperEdward's Trust. Supported by Wild in ArtBirmingham Museum and Art Gallery

You can find more information about the Big Hoot on their website: http://thebighoot.co.uk/


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