Having been situated in Bristol and London throughout the summer, the giant sculptures will be exhibited in Covent Garden from Thursday 24 September to Sunday 27 September, before being auctioned off for the Wallace and Gromit children’s charity on 8 October.
The giant versions of the hugely popular Aardman Animations character have been designed by celebrities, artists and big business collaborators that include model David Gandy, Red or Dead founder Wayne Hemmingway, designer Dame Zandra Rhodes and DreamWorks animation studios
The charity behind the project, Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Charity, organised the Gromit Unleashed trail featuring the classic Aardman character around Bristol in 2013, which raised over £2.3 million for Bristol Children’s Hospital. Building on this success, its two ‘Shaun in the City’ art trails during 2015 saw 50 Shaun the Sheep in London from 28 March to 25 May and 70 different sculptures installed across Bristol from 6 July to 31 August.
The money raised from the sale of the London sculptures, will go towards Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Charity, which supports sick children in hospitals throughout the UK, and the sale of the Bristol sculptures will support The Grand Appeal, the Bristol Children’s Hospital charity.
For more information and to view the trails, visit www.shauninthecity.org.uk