The first five designs will be on display at the following locations around Bristol:
- ‘Alright me Babber?’ by Susan Taylor: Temple Meads Station, sponsored by Burges Salmon LLP
- ‘Bristol Beauty’ by Cassie Debry: Canford Lane, Westbury-on-Trym, sponsored by CJ Hole
- ‘Isambaaard’ by Tim Miness: Clifton Suspension Bridge visitor information centre, sponsored by Clifton Suspension Bridge Trust
- ‘Jarsberry Ram’ by Simon Tozer: The Pump House, Merchants Road, sponsored by The Pump House
- ‘Primrose’ by Henning Lohlein: St Werburgh’s City Farm, sponsored by Triodos Bank
Further sculptures on the trail will be found at Snuff Mills, Brandon Hill Nature Reserve, Ashton Court, Horfield Common, Broadwalk Shopping Centre and Gloucester Road, but Shaun-hunters will have to wait until the start of the trail for the rest of the designs to be revealed.
The whole flock will be on display until Monday 31 August, before being auctioned later this year to raise money for The Grand Appeal, the Bristol Children’s Hospital Charity. The trail follows the overwhelming success of the ‘Shaun in the City’ London trail which launched in the capital earlier this year, and was recently extended for another week due to overwhelming popular demand.
You may have noticed that three of the five designs have a strong Bristol theme.
For example, ‘Alright me Babber?’ – designed by Susan Taylor – is decorated with a montage of the city’s iconic landmarks, as well as a selection of distinctively ‘Bristolian’ phrases! This sculpture will be welcoming visitors outside Temple Meads Train Station.
And, freelance graphic designer, Cassie Debry’s design, ‘Bristol Beauty’, sees Shaun covered in the names of the city’s suburbs and will be on Canford Lane in Westbury-on-Trym.
Visitors will be able to track down all 70 ‘Shaun in the City’ sculptures by picking up a free trail map from points all over the city, available once the trail starts, and by downloading the official Shaun in the City: Sheep Spotter app, available now on iOS and Android.
The 120 Bristol and London sculptures will go on display in the Great Sheep Round Up Exhibition in Bristol this autumn, before the whole flock goes to auction.
For more information, visit www.shauninthecity.org.uk