Shaun in the city
In 2015, Aardman’s internationally-acclaimed character Shaun the Sheep appeared in Shaun in the City, two unique charity arts trails across London and Bristol raising funds for sick children in hospitals across the UK.
From 28th March to 31st May, 50 giant sculptures of Shaun the Sheep, designed by artists and household names from the worlds of film, art, animation and fashion, adorned iconic locations and green spaces throughout London to raise funds for Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Charity.
On Thursday 8th October 2015, all 50 sculptures went under the hammer in a grand auction hosted by acclaimed Sotheby’s auctioneer Tim Wonnacott, in a rare opportunity to take home an entirely unique work of art and a piece of Britain’s cultural history, whilst raising funds to help sick children across the UK.
They were joined at auction by 70 further giant Shauns, which appeared in Bristol during summer 2015, with all proceeds from these sculptures benefitting The Grand Appeal to support sick children at Bristol Children’s Hospital.
We are thrilled at the success of the auction, which raised an incredible £1,087,900 for Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Charity and The Grand Appeal!