In partnership with Harcourts and with the support of many other sponsors and funders, Pop Up Penguins will give residents and visitors a fresh opportunity to discover and delight in all that makes Ōtautahi special.

The public art trail includes 50 large penguin sculptures, sponsored by companies and decorated by established and emerging artists, along with up to 65 little penguins, decorated by schools as part of the Pop Up Penguins Learning Programme.

All decorated penguins will be displayed across Christchurch on a public art trail that will celebrate all the unique parts of our city.

The penguins will highlight themes like climate change, community, Antarctica, creativity, innovation and exploration.

After 10 weeks out and about in Christchurch, the street-sized penguins will be auctioned to raise money for Cholmondeley Children’s Centre.

Download the Pop Up Penguins app from the App Store or Google Play to help you explore the city.

Image by Dice Sales Photography.