I am really excited to announce the launch of Shaun in the City, a ‘baa-rilliant’ new charity arts trail which will be hitting the street of Bristol this Summer!
70 giant sculptures of Aardman Animations’ Shaun the Sheep will be popping up all over the city, before being auctioned to raise money for The Grand Appeal, the Bristol Children’s Hospital Charity.
Each of the five-foot sculptures has been individually designed by a whole flock of artists, designers, and famous faces, including Wallace & Gromit and Shaun the Sheep creator Nick Park.
The sculptures will be grazing in iconic locations and tourist destinations all over Bristol, from 6th July until 31st August. Visitors can pick up a free trail map, or download the official Shaun in the City: Sheep Spotter app to help them find the whole flock.
The Bristol trail follows the success of the Shaun in the City London trail earlier this year, which saw 50 different sculptures installed all across the capital for eight weeks and was visited by thousands of people.
All 120 Bristol and London sculptures will be displayed in the Great Sheep Round Up Exhibition in Bristol this autumn, before the whole flock goes to auction, with proceeds from the sale of the 70 Bristol sculptures supporting The Grand Appeal, the Bristol Children’s Hospital Charity.
The Grand Appeal organised the phenomenally successful Gromit Unleashed trail in 2013, which saw 80 sculptures of Aardman’s canine sidekick raise more than £2.3million at auction for the Appeal.
Shaun the Sheep is one of Aardman’s best loved characters with over five million fans on social media with a TV series which is broadcast in 170 territories world-wide.
The first five locations of the Shaun in the City trail in Bristol are due to be announced over the next few days – I will keep you posted!