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Streuth! Angel of the North
hijacked for Australia Day

Here at John Mason International Movers, we give thousands of UK residents a ‘down under’ lifestyle every year (We’ve moved over 50,000 people to Australia in our history), so we always take the time to celebrate Australia Day in a special way.

This year is no exception – to mark the bond that exists between the UK and Australia, and to bring celebrations to our home in the north, we decided to hijack the iconic landmark, the Angel of the North.

With open arms we wish everyone a Happy Australia Day.

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How we made it happen

Our team of ten stealthily transported and installed, with a hydraulic mast, a 15.5ft bush hat complete with corks onto the Angel. Projecting images from the ground and filming with drones, we transformed the statue into an epic celebration of Australia Day.

Designer of the Angel of the North, Anthony Gormley, has previously spoken out against exploiting the landmark in this way. We've done this because we want to send a message of friendship to the world. We want to put a smile on peoples faces (including Anthony Gormley) and we hope everyone is wowed by our antics.

Last year, we took our celebrations to London in the form of letting Crocodile Dundee loose on the streets. Check out the campaign video here.

Our Credentials

As one of the leading Movers on a national and international scale, we pride ourselves on providing a professional and friendly service from our highly trained and competent team. We have been recognised by the networks below and we are, therefore, proud of our credentials.
Australia

The Angel of the North – 20 years of angelic advertising or devilish disregard for the arts?

14 February 2018

Moving with children

Celebrating Waitangi with Kiwi Fruit

9 February 2018

Moving to Singapore

Moving to Singapore

8 February 2018

New Zealand

Happy Waitangi Day! (New Zealand Day)

6 February 2018

Australia

Streuth! Angel of the North hijacked for Australia Day

26 January 2018

News

Guide to Comparing International Removal Quotes

9 January 2018

Some of our Customer Reviews

Thank you and everybody involved, you are an excellent team and an absolute pleasure to deal with.

J.D. Liverpool, UK to Toronto, Canada -
July 2017

My whole experience with John Mason's has been very good, from having Tony surveying till today with the container being packed, I will definitely recommend John Mason to provide removal services.

M.H. South Shields, UK to Perth, Australia – July 2017

Thanks Suzanne for all your help – it’s not easy trying to sort things out from such a long distance away and you’ve been superb! Thank you!

C.H. Warrington, UK to Edmonton, Canada - August 2017

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