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April 6, 2018
Sculptures of Aardman Animations’ Shaun the Sheep will be dotting iconic sites across London this spring as part of a Shaun in the City arts trail.
The sculptures, which were designed by artists, designers and celebrities including David Gandy, Zandra Rhodes and Cath Kidston, will be on display throughout the city beginning Saturday and through May 25. A second art trail will also be set up in Bristol July 6 to Aug. 31, featuring an additional 70 sculptures.
The activation is organized by Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Charity, which also hosted the Gromit Unleashed art trail in 2013 in Bristol, raising more than £2.3 million for Bristol Children’s Hospital.
After May 25, all 120 Shaun sculptures from both trails will be brought together for two exhibitions in London and Bristol, before being sold at a public auction in October. The money raised from the sale of the London sculptures, will go toward Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Charity, which supports sick children in hospitals throughout the U.K., and the sale of the Bristol sculptures will support The Grand Appeal, the Bristol Children’s Hospital charity.
“After an incredibly successful trail of Gromit sculptures across Bristol in 2013, we wanted to bring our next project to the capital," says Nicola Masters, director, Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Charity. "Shaun the Sheep is a timeless creation with real international appeal. He is loved in the Far and Middle East almost as much as here in the U.K., so to host this trail in one of the most international cities in the world made perfect sense."
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