Spot the birds installed between Grey Lynn and West Lynn Shops
and win prizes during Artweek.
Metalbird, a street art project created by Phil Walters ten years ago and now a worldwide
phenomenon, hatched right here in our suburb. During our inaugural Papatūānuku - Urban Flora and Fauna Trails, you can do a bit of bird-spotting. Ten metal bird sculptures have been installed between Grey Lynn and the West Lynn shops. Each has a letter attached, they spell a code. Simply use this discount code at checkout on www.metalbird.co.nz and be in to win prizes during Artweek.
Meanwhile Meet Phil Walters Creator of MetalBird.....What inspired me back in 2009, sitting in Auckland , to create life-sized native bird silhouettes out of metal?
I loved creating the birds, sure, but the biggest kick I got was from installing them in parks and streets around my neighbourhood (anywhere I thought I wouldn’t get arrested, basically) and seeing the surprise, delight and intrigue they caused.
Once they saw them, people wanted Metalbirds of their own. My little art project became a side hustle, then a full-time job, and finally, with a small team, we took Metalbird to the world. The artistic act of tapping a bird into a post or tree and transforming your environment is something that brings joy to people all over the globe. We love what we do, we love what you do. So thanks and welcome to the global art project.