Published on April 1st, 2015 | by Ashley Williams0
Shaun in the City
Have you ever toddled through a city, and without explanation, you kept coming across strangely coloured elephants, lions or warthogs?
Now, I don’t mean real animals, like some paint splattered maniac had broken into the local zoo and decorated all the inhabitants, before unleashing them into the city, I mean the statue kind. Well we hadn’t really known either, that was until a few years ago when we found out about the ‘Gromit Unleashed Trail’ through Bristol, and ever since then we’ve been hooked.
Essentially the principle of the coloured statue trails is simple: artists decorate a blank statue of a random animal, e.g: elephant, camel, cow, before they are scattered across the local area for locals and tourists to hunt out and check off a hit list, discovering little gems of the area in the process, before the statues themselves are sold off at auction for charity.
So, following the release of the ‘Shaun the Sheep Movie’, Aardmann (the guys who made Wallace and Gromit and the Gromit Unleashed tour), put together the ‘Shaun in the City’ trail. This involved 50 Shaun the Sheep being dotted around London, ahead of auction for the ‘Wallace and Gromit Children’s Charity’. This was a challenge that couldn’t be ignored…
Have you done the Shaun the Sheep Trail? Which is your favourite? Let us know in the comments!