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Wild in Art is bringing a second public art event to Christchurch in 2020. A trail of individually decorated penguin sculptures, designed by artists and children, sponsored by businesses and organisations, will animate the city.

Pop Up Penguins will give residents and visitors a fresh opportunity to discover and delight in all that makes Ōtautahi unique. After 10 weeks, out and about in Christchurch, the street sized penguins will be auctioned to raise money for Cholmondeley Children’s Centre. There are lots of ways to get involved and be part of this special project.

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A unique sponsorship opportunity

We’re looking for companies and organisations to support this event; to really make it pop! There are lots of opportunities for sponsorship and your generosity will be rewarded with so many benefits from brand exposure to customer engagement to that warm feeling you get when you know you’ve done something genuinely good.

We’d love to find out more about your company and discuss the various opportunities this event can offer. The sooner you are involved, the sooner you can enjoy the benefits and get the most out of your involvement, so don’t delay.

Our Event Producer, Claire Cowles, will be delighted to talk through Pop Up Penguins sponsorship, email her at claire@popuppenguins.co.nz

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Pop Up Penguins presented by Harcourts

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Your primary school is invited to be part of Pop Up Penguins and have a penguin sculpture on the trail.

Our Education Programme will provide your primary school with a blank penguin sculpture for your school to decorate. Your penguin will come with their own Education Pack to equip you with everything needed to learn, explore and have fun as your students create their unique piece of art.

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THE PENGUINS NEED YOU!

Artists and creatively talented people are warmly invited to submit your designs to decorate the penguin sculptures that will be included on the Pop Up Penguins trail.

Your imagination, skills and innovation will bring each penguin sculpture to life, giving them character and personality.

A wide range of art forms will work on our sculptures so if you have a vision, then we want to hear about it.

THANK YOU TO ALL THE ARTISTS WHO HAVE SUBMITTED DESIGNS. 

SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.

 

Design Competition

Our Presenting Partner, Harcourts is running a design competition open to all children aged 18 and below, living in Canterbury. 

Harcourts have one little penguin who needs an outfit before he joins the Pop Up Penguins trail later in the year.

Do you think you could come up with a suitable design?

The winning design will be put on the penguin by an artist and displayed on the trail for 10 weeks. At the end of the trail, the winning designer gets to keep the penguin for good!

To find out more about the Harcourts Pop Up Penguins design competition and submit your design, click below.

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Support Cholmondeley Children’s Centre

We are delighted to be supporting Cholmondeley’s Children Centre through our partnership.

At the end of the trail, the sponsored sculptures will be sold at the official Pop Up Penguins auction. Wild in Art will gift 75% of the proceeds to Cholmondeley.

The Cholmondeley Children’s Centre, situated in Governor’s Bay, provides short-term emergency and planned respite care and education to children (aged 3-12 years) whose families are experiencing genuine stress or crisis.

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