The Big Shoot (Big Hoot) 2015

The Big Hoot is biggest ever mass-participation, public art event in Birmingham. There have been about 200 Owls placed throughout Birmingham - 89 Owl sculptures that are around 5ft in height and 120 smaller Owls. The large Owls have been designed by talented local artists and sponsored by some leading businesses including KPMG, LDC and Network Rail.

I have decided to find all of the larger owls and photograph them, thus creating a small (in fact quite large) project for myself called 'The Big Shoot'. (Credit to my good friend Jennifer Willdig for the genius name).

I have nearly reached the half way mark and I'll be updating the list below as I go along.

1. Big Brown Inky Owl

Artist: Kate Leonard
Sponsor: JQ BID
Location: Jewellery Quarter Station

2. Jewellery Owl

Artist: Sue Guthrie
Sponsor: Birmingham City University
Location: Golden Square, Jewellery Quarter

3. Bejewelled Owl

Artist: Claire Scully
Sponsor: JQ BID
Location: St Paul’s Square, Jewellery Quarter

4. Nature’s Growth

Artist: Goosensei
Sponsor: Irwin Mitchell 
Location: Church Street Square

5. Priceless

Artist: Sarah Taylor Silverwood 
Sponsor: Lloyds Bank 
Location: Cathedral Square

6. One Giant Hoot for Owlkind

Artist: Vicky Scott 
Sponsor: LDC
Location: Cathedral Square

7. Wise Owl

Artist: Georgia Henn and Simon Elman
Sponsor: Eversheds
Location: Cathedral Square

8. Skyclad

Artist: Mac1
Sponsor: PwC
Location: St Philip’s Place

9. Delivered by Owl

Artist: Helen Dodsworth 
Sponsor: Citypress 
Location: St Philip’s Place

10. Owl by Night

Artist: Sophie Handy 
Sponsor: Wragge Lawrence Graham
Location: St Philip’s Place

11. Under the Glow of Moonlight

Artist: Kristina Butigan 
Sponsor: Catalyst Corporate Finance
Location: Temple Row

12. Clash

Artist: Damien Jeffery 
Sponsor: KPMG
Location: Cathedral Square

13. Bluey

YET TO BE CAPTURED

Artist: Natalie Guy
Sponsor: Harrow Green 
Location: Great Western Arcade

14. Dr Whoot

Artist: Stephen McKay 
Sponsor: London Midland 
Location: Snow Hill Station

15. The Graduate

Artist: Deven Bhurke 
Sponsor: Wesleyan 
Location: Colmore Square

16. Tessellated Triangles

Artist: Deven Bhurke 
Sponsor: Shoosmiths LLP 
Location: Colmore Square

17. Leo

Artist: Ruth Green
Sponsor: Pinsent Masons
Location: Colmore Square

18. The Birmingham Children’s Hospital Owl

YET TO BE CAPTURED

Artist: Adam Pryce
Sponsor: NoVate Direct Legal Solutions
Location: Steelhouse Lane

19. Florence Nightin’owl

YET TO BE CAPTURED

Artist: Deven Bhurke
Sponsor: Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Trust
Location: Outside Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Steelhouse Lane

20. Dotty

YET TO BE CAPTURED

Artist: David Graham
Sponsor: CrossCountry
Location: Old Square roundabout 

21. Happy Birthday FEED!

YET TO BE CAPTURED

Artist: Thomas McIlroy, John Moore, Alice Milner, Jay Tomlins and Jordan Hannon
Sponsor: Birmingham Metropolitan College (BMET) 
Location: BMET, Matthew Boulton Campus, Jennens Road

22. The Green Owl

YET TO BE CAPTURED

Artist: Julia Zeller-Jacques
Sponsor: Forest Holidays
Location: Eastside City Park

23. The Big Hoot

YET TO BE CAPTURED

Design: OWB
Painted by: Glenn Anderson
Sponsor: OWB
Location: Eastside City Park

24. Through New Eyes

Artist: David Hand
Sponsor: The Custard Factory 
Location: Gibb Square, The Custard Factory

25. Yellow

YET TO BE CAPTURED

Artist: Glenn Anderson 
Sponsor: The Custard Factory 
Location: On the roof at The Custard Factory

26. Beorma

Artist: Jodie Silverman
Design by: Betty Underwood (Pupil from Camp Hill School for Girls)
Sponsor: The Schools of King Edward VI in Birmingham 
Location: St Martin in the Bull Ring Church

27. Selfie

Artist: Martin Band
Sponsor: LDC
Location: Green Wall, St Martin’s Square, Bullring

28. Skyline 2015

Artist: Nick Murley
Sponsor: Bullring
Location: Central Street, Bullring 

29. The Owl and the Pussycat

Artist: Darel Seow
Sponsor: Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity
Location: Level 3 balcony inside Bullring

30. FreeRadiOwl

Artist: Free Radio Productions 
Sponsor: Free Radio
Location: Level 3 balcony inside Bullring

31. Re-Tail

Artist: Temper
Sponsor: Retail Birmingham 
Location: Junction of New Street and High Street

32. Starlight

Artist: Caroline Jariwala working with Birmingham Children in Care 
Funded by: Birmingham Adoption and Fostering Service
Location: High Street

33. I See A Darkness

YET TO BE CAPTURED

Artist: Ben Javens
Sponsor: Great Western Arcade 
Location: Moor Street Link adjacent to Worcester Street

34. Nightingale

Design by: Miah Gill 
Painted by: Glenn Anderson 
Sponsor: Lloyds Bank 
Location: New Street

35. Ozzy’s Owl

Artist: Ozzy Osbourne and Graham Frank Wright
Sponsor: Retail Birmingham
Location: New Street

36. Swirly Whirly Birmingham Owl-land

Artist: Rachel Blackwell 
Sponsor: Hortons
Location: Burlington Arcade

37. Owl Aboard!

YET TO BE CAPTURED

Artist: Milan Topalović 
Sponsor: CrossCountry 
Location: New Street Station (North West Corner Entrance)

38. Stop - rewind and come again!

Artist: Glenn Anderson 
Sponsor: Fort Dunlop 
Location: John Bright Street

39. Peacock

YET TO BE CAPTURED

Artist: Jane Anderson 
Sponsor: The Mailbox 
Location: The Mailbox

40. Mr Architect

YET TO BE CAPTURED

Artist: Sam Pierpoint 
Sponsor: The Cube 
Location: The Cube (Level 5 Atrium)

41. Owl-livia

YET TO BE CAPTURED

Artist: Charlie Langhorne 
Sponsor: Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar and Grill Birmingham
Location: The Cube Rooftop Terrace - Level 25

42. You Can Call Me Owl

Artist: Stephen McKay 
Sponsor: Brindleyplace 
Location: Central Square, Brindleyplace

43. The Oozells Owl

Artist: Jodie Silverman 
Sponsor: Deutsche Bank 
Location: Central Square, Brindleyplace

44. Midnight Moths

Artist: Alyn Smith 
Sponsor: Harrow Green 
Location: Oozells Square, Brindleyplace

45. Percy Pertemps

Artist: Cathy Simpson 
Sponsor: Pertemps Network 
Location: The ICC (canalside)

46. Owlfred

Artist: Kristian Movahed 
Sponsor: Birmingham Mail and Birmingham Post
Location: The Mall at the ICC

47. Welcome to Birmingham

Artist: Laura Hallett 
Sponsor: Pertemps Network 
Location: ICC entrance

48. Owlbert

Artist: Meghan Allbright
Sponsor: University College Birmingham
Location: Centenary Square, near the amphitheatre

49. Wise Old Owl

Artist: Kieron Reilly and Lynsey Brecknell
Sponsor: Gateley Plc 
Location: Centenary Square

50. Jack

Artist: Martin Band
Sponsor: JLT Specialty Limited 
Location: Centenary Square, near the Hall of Memory

51. TropicOwl

Artist: Jenny Leonard
Sponsor: Twycross Zoo
Location: Centenary Square, near the amphitheatre

52. The Ship

Artist: Neil Morris
Sponsor: Listers
Location: Chamberlain Square

53. Our Happy Hospit-owl

Artist: Cathy Simpson
Sponsor: Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity
Location: Chamberlain Square

54. New Street Flyer

Artist: Mik Richardson 
Sponsor: New Street Station, Network Rail
Location: Victoria Square

55. Tick-Tock

Artist: Illona Clark
Sponsor: Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce 
Location: Victoria Square

56. Unity within Diversity

Artist: Somia Jamal
Sponsor: Birmingham Airport 
Location: Victoria Square

57. Active Owl

Artist: Craig Earp
Funded by: Birmingham Wellbeing Service
Location: Victoria Square

58. Alf the Penguin Owl

Artist: Deven Bhurke
Sponsor: The National SEA LIFE Centre
Location: Victoria Square (lower level) 

59. Bob the Bat

YET TO BE CAPTURED

Artist: Ruth Green 
Sponsor: Wild in Art 
Location: Gas Street Basin 

60. Tea T-Owl

YET TO BE CAPTURED

Artist: Amy Crabtree
Sponsor: Wild in Art
Location: Junction of Corporation Street and James Watt Queensway 

61. The Sutton Coldfield Owl

Artist: Scarlett Byfield
Sponsor: Birmingham Metropolitan College (BMET) 
Location: BMET Sutton Coldfield Campus, Lichfield Road, Sutton Coldfield 

62. Serenity

Artist: Neil Morris
Sponsor: Dignity Plc
Location: Holy Trinity Parish Church Gardens, Sutton Coldfield 

63. Spotting and Jotting in Birmingham

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Artist: Matt Sewell
Sponsor: Sutton Coldfield Town Centre BID
Location: Outside Sutton Park Visitor Centre, Sutton Coldfield 

64. Ahoy Matey

Artist: Deven Bhurke
Sponsor: The Gracechurch Centre
Location: The Gracechurch Centre, Sutton Coldfield 

65. A Word to the Wise

Artist: Elizabeth Forrest
Sponsor: The West Brom
Location: The Mall, The Parade, Sutton Coldfield 

66. Hedwig Owl

Artist: Michelle Heron
Sponsor: Sutton Coldfield Town Centre BID 
Location: Maney Corner, Birmingham Road, Sutton Coldfield 

67. Love Owl

Artist: Nisha Grover
Sponsor: BEST WESTERN PREMIER Moor Hall Hotel and Spa
Location: BEST WESTERN PREMIER Moor Hall Hotel and Spa, Sutton Coldfield - entrance via Weeford Road 

68. Rainforest

YET TO BE CAPTURED

Artist: Anna Dunn
Sponsor: Twycross Zoo
Location: Twycross Zoo, Atherstone 

69. Perry Chocobow Swanet

YET TO BE CAPTURED

Artist: Lawrence Roper working with Witton Lodge Community Association
Funded by: Birmingham City Council and NewRiver Retail 
Location: Central Square Shopping Centre, High Street, Erdington 

70. Fleet and Free

YET TO BE CAPTURED

Artist: Joshua Billingham
Sponsor: Birchfield Harriers
Supported by: LDC
Location: Alexander Stadium, Perry Barr 

71. The Handsworth Park Owl and the Pussycat

YET TO BE CAPTURED

Artist: Scylla Magda working with Handsworth Park Association
Funded by: Birmingham City Council and Arts Council England
Location: Handsworth Park, Holly Road, Handsworth 

72. Octavia

YET TO BE CAPTURED

Artist: Faith Pearson working with Octavius Learning and Development Partnership 
Funded by: Birmingham City Council, Veolia Environmental Trust and Baron Davenport’s Charity 
Location: Soho House, Soho Avenue 

73. The Birchfield Sable 

YET TO BE CAPTURED

Artist: Jane Anderson working with Black Voices UK
Funded by: Aston Villa Football Club, Birmingham City Council and Awards for All 
Location: Aston Park, Trinity Road, Aston

74. Midnight Hoot

YET TO BE CAPTURED

Artist: Jayne Deeley 
Sponsor: Fort Dunlop 
Location: Fort Dunlop 

75. Night Owl

YET TO BE CAPTURED

Artist: Michelle Turton 
Sponsor: Fort Dunlop 
Location: Fort Dunlop 

76. Oliver

YET TO BE CAPTURED

Artist: Sophie Handy and Claire Witcomb working with Nechells POD
Funded by: Birmingham City Council and Nechells POD 
Location: The POD, Oliver Street, Nechells 

77. Saltley Stories

YET TO BE CAPTURED

Artist: Martin McNally and Sharonjeet Galsinh working with Reel Access and Norton Hall 
Funded by: Birmingham City Council and Awards for All 
Location: Ward End Park, Washwood Heath Road 

78. Fitcap Wisey

YET TO BE CAPTURED

Artist: Mr the Beef (Inkygoodness) working with FITCAP
Funded by: Birmingham City Council and Birmingham Airport 
Location: Blakesley Hall Gardens, Blakesley Road 

79. Showldon

YET TO BE CAPTURED

Artist: Milan Topalović working with St Thomas’ Church and Community Project 
Funded by: Birmingham City Council and Birmingham Airport 
Location: Sheldon Country Park, Old Rectory Farm, Ragley Drive 

80. Papa Winson

YET TO BE CAPTURED

Artist: Colin Gabbidon working with Ladywood Arts Forum 
Funded by: Birmingham City Council and Awards for All
Location: Summerfield Park, Winson Green 

81. Poddy

YET TO BE CAPTURED

Artist: Fozia Malik working with Our Community CIC
Funded by: Birmingham City Council and Wild in Art 
Location: Ward End Library 

82. Blodeuwedd

YET TO BE CAPTURED

Artist: Guy McKinley
Sponsor: Wild in Art
Location: Kings Heath Park, Kings Heath 

83. Owl of Athena

YET TO BE CAPTURED

Artist: Karoline Rerrie
Sponsor: Wild in Art
Location: Kings Heath Library, Kings Heath 

84. The Owl and the Pussycat Went to Sea

YET TO BE CAPTURED

Artist: Mik Richardson
Sponsor: Kings Heath BID
Location: Kings Heath Village Square, Kings Heath 

85. Buttons

YET TO BE CAPTURED

Artist: Michelle Heron
Sponsor: Cadbury World
Location: Cadbury World, Bournville 

86. Twit Choo-Choo

YET TO BE CAPTURED

Design by: Joseph Hewston
Painted by: Glenn Anderson
Sponsor: CrossCountry
Location: University Station Plaza, Edgbaston 

87. The Bone Ranger

YET TO BE CAPTURED

Artist: Anne Guest
Sponsor: University of Birmingham 
Location: West Gate 

88. Hootankhamoon

YET TO BE CAPTURED

Artist: Dale E Evans
Sponsor: University of Birmingham
Location: The Joseph Chamberlain Memorial Clocktower, University
of Birmingham, Edgbaston 

89. G’owl’d

YET TO BE CAPTURED

Artist: Temper
Sponsor: Edward’s Trust
Supported by: Wild in Art
Location: Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery