In 2015, Shaun the Sheep starred in Shaun in the City, two charity arts trails across Bristol and London, organised by Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Foundation.
120 colourful, creative sculptures of Aardman’s award-winning character, designed by artists and household names from the worlds of film, art, animation and fashion, adorned iconic locations and green spaces across the cities in spring and summer.
On Thursday 8th October at The Mall Cribbs Causeway in Bristol, all 120 Shaun in the City sculptures went under the hammer in an auction hosted by acclaimed Sotheby’s auctioneer Tim Wonnacott, in a unique opportunity to take home a wonderful work of art and a piece of Bristol's and Britain's cultural history, raising a fantastic £1,087,900 for The Grand Appeal and Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Charity to support sick children across the UK.
All money raised from the 50 London sculptures will benefit Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Charity, a national charity raising funds to improve the lives of sick children in hospitals and hospices throughout the UK. Funds raised from the 70 sculptures featured on the Bristol trail will benefit The Grand Appeal, the Bristol Children’s Hospital Charity, to help provide cutting-edge medical equipment and life-saving care for sick children across the South West.
Shaun in the City is brought to you by the team that created the award-winning Gromit Unleashed project.