St Oswald’s Hospice, a charity based in the North East of England, is set to benefit from funds raised during an art trail next summer in Newscastle.
The charity provides specialist care for adults, young people and children with incurable conditions, and support for family and loved ones. Following the success of Great North Snowdogs in 2016 and Elmer’s Great North Parade in 2019, St Oswald’s Hospice’s third art trail will celebrate the support shown by their community throughout the pandemic.
From 19th July – 27th September 2023, Newcastle city centre and surrounding areas will be transformed by the arrival of fifty super-sized sculptures inspired by beloved Aardman character Shaun the Sheep. Located alongside some of the city’s most iconic landmarks, each Shaun the Sheep sculpture will be uniquely designed by artists from the region and beyond, providing a 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, will also be displayed as part of the adventure.
It is hoped that the trail will not only provide a fun day out, but will also raise awareness of the important work of St Oswald’s Hospice. When the trail ends, the super-sized Shaun sculptures will be auctioned to raise funds for the charity.