Shaun the Sheep by the Sea

Brighton and Hove
9 September 23  – 5 November 23

Shaun the Sheep by the Sea

Brighton and surrounding areas were transformed by the arrival of over 40 super-sized sculptures inspired by the much-loved star of film and television, Shaun the Sheep.

Located alongside some of the city’s most iconic landmarks, each Shaun the Sheep sculpture was uniquely designed by artists from the region and beyond, providing a baa-rilliant family-friendly art trail for locals and visitors to follow.

A series of smaller ‘Little Shaun’ sculptures, adopted and painted by schools and youth groups, were also on display as part of the adventure.

Whilst exciting and inspiring people of all ages to celebrate the city through creativity, the trail also increased public awareness about hospice care and its importance and impact on the whole community.

pirate shaun the sheep sculpture


Sculptures Unlocked


Rewards Collected
walking shoe icon


Miles Walked
selfie icon


Photos Shared

An incredible £385,000

was raised through the auction of the sculptures for Martlets Hospice. The overall total raised for the charity across the whole event was a fantastic £750,602.

Participating Artists

Art & Believe
Rosie Apps
Sarah Arnett
Sam Bailey
Chloe Batchelor
Boogaloo Stu
J David Bennett
Judith Berrill
Fiona Blair
Laura Bowden
Ben Cav

Jude Chapman
Kirsti Davidson
Tina Davies
Emma Fish
George Fox
Katherine Griffin
Claire Havell
Karen Hollis
Russ Iden
Kat Irvine
Alison Lapper

Kitty McCurdy Art
Francesca Grace McLeod
Louise Mulgrew
Lauren Nickless
Joanna Osborne
Mister Phil
Sara Pope
The Postman
Danni Smith
Serena Sussex
Pinky Vision

Most Voted For

Anarchy in the Ewe-K

App players voted for their favourite Shaun by the Sea sculpture and Anarchy in the Ewe-K came top of the flock!

Francesca Grace McLeod created punk rocker Shaun to be an icon of self-expression. Brighton has always celebrated eclectic style and diverse sub-genres and ‘Anarchy in the Ewe K’ is no exception.

About Shaun the Sheep

Shaun the Sheep, Aardman’s family favourite TV series, is recognised the world over for its slapstick humour, distinctive look and strong, quirky characters and enjoyed across multiple media platforms.

First appearing in Nick Park’s 1995 Academy Award® winning Wallace & Gromit ‘A Close Shave’, Shaun then went on to star in his own series, created by Richard Starzak which launched on BBC One in 2007.

Shaun the Sheep is currently broadcast in 170 territories around the world and is an internationally celebrated icon with over 5.6 million fans on Facebook.

About Martlets Hospice

Martlets is a charity that provides terminally ill people in Brighton and Hove, and surrounding areas, with the very best care and support.

Martlets’ expert team helps patients live life to the full during the precious time they have left.  Martlets wants everyone affected by terminal illness to know they can still feel hope, purpose and possibility.

View all Shaun the Sheep events


© Aardman Animations Ltd 2024

The Wild in Art Newsletter

Be the first to find out all the news and wild goings-on from Wild in Art.


Please read our Privacy Notice which includes details about how we process personal data; how to exercise your privacy rights and how to opt out of email marketing.

Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form.