GVA to tend to its own Shaun the Sheep

Bristol property adviser GVA is to sponsor its own Shaun the Sheep in the much anticipated 2015 giant sculpture trail, which will be raising money for sick children in Bristol Children’s Hospital, and other hospitals across the UK.

In 2015, Aardman Animations internationally acclaimed character Shaun the Sheep will appear in two baa-rilliant arts trails in Bristol and London.

GVA is thrilled to be involved with its own Shaun sculpture, the location of which is still a closely guarded secret.

Following on in the footsteps of the Gromit Unleashed trail (which raised £2.3 million at auction for Wallace and Gromit’s Grand Appeal),  ‘Shaun in the City’ will see two different flocks of giant sculptures form an art trail of two cities in the streets, galleries and green spaces of Bristol and London. Designed by artists, celebrities, and designers, these unique sculptures will then be auctioned to benefit Wallace and Gromit’s Grand Appeal and Wallace and Gromit’s Children’s Charity.

The giant sculptures in Bristol will be launched in July. The hotly anticipated charity initiative from the team that created the award-winning Gromit Unleashed campaign in 2013, expects to see visitors from across the globe flocking to the ‘ewe-nique’ spectacle. The eight-week sheep trail in Bristol will see 5ft high sculptures springing up in key, central locations and iconic tourist destinations around the city.

The project coincides with the Chinese Year of the Sheep and celebrates the release of Aardman’s Shaun the Sheep the Movie, when the mischievous character is set to make his big screen debut in the New Year.

David Mace, Regional Senior Director of GVA in Bristol says, “We were all enthralled when the Gromit trail took to the streets of Bristol. We couldn’t let this opportunity pass without being involved, and all of us are looking forward to some great activities when Shaun comes to town.

“As a company we are already strong supporters of the charity Together for Short Lives, so extending this to support sick children at Bristol Children’s Hospital is totally appropriate.

Nick Park, creator of Shaun the Sheep, Aardman Animations, says,

“The Shaun in the City trail means so much to me. This opportunity to bring an arts trail to life with Gromit’s pal Shaun the Sheep is baa-rilliant! Shaun is such a well-loved character with fans all over the world.

“He will add such colour to our streets and I am sure many will flock to the City to be part of the fun. I am particularly looking forward to working with so many talented artists and seeing how they will use Shaun as their canvas!”