From Sunday you will have the opportunity to bid on an amazing range of original and limited edition artworks from Aardman Studios, to raise funds for Bristol Children’s Hospital charity The Grand Appeal.
The auction will be hosted on eBay from 10th September for a week, with artwork ranging from original character studies of Wallace & Gromit, Morph, and Shaun the Sheep, to full colour paintings and sculptures, to original props from some of Aardman’s biggest productions, including The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!
Enthusiasts and collectors will be able to get their hands on pieces from the Academy Award® winning studio’s stable of talented filmmakers, artists and model makers including Nick Park (Wallace & Gromit, Chicken Run), Peter Lord (Chicken Run, The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists) and Richard Starzak (Shaun the Sheep Movie). Items up for bidding include an original drawing of Morph signed by Pete Lord, a unique artwork by Aardman veteran Andy Janes which brings together iconic Aardman characters, as well as a selection of framed props from the 2012 hit film ‘The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists’. Also included in the auction are a number of items from projects outside of the studio created by talented Aardman model makers and staff.
This is a rare and exciting opportunity for fans to be able to own their very own stunning piece of Aardman memorabilia whilst donating money to an incredibly important fundraising campaign. All proceeds from the art sale will go towards the charity’s Emergency Department Appeal which will transform Bristol Children’s Hospital’s Emergency Department. The department treats around 40,000 ill and injured babies and children every year, and as the Major Trauma Centre for the South West, has around 800,000 children in its care from Land’s End up to Swindon.
The auction will go live at http://bit.ly/Aardauction on Sunday 10th September at 9pm - happy bidding!
Join in and folllow the auction on social media using the hashtag #Aardauction