Skip to main content

It looks like you’re using an out-of-date web browser. For a better experience please consider upgrading.

Find out more

Rising in the East

sea of hope

Taking inspiration from across the globe.

Designed and painted for 2014 Gromit Unleashed Hong Kong includes ‘The Sea of Hope’ which captures the beauty of the sea while taking on a warped Chinese tradition. ‘Year of the Gromit’ captures the artist’s time in Hong Kong, where he witnessed the spectacular Chinese New Year celebrations.

Looking back to our 2015 Shaun in the City trail was ‘Kanzashi’ and ‘Shanghai Shaun’. ‘Kanzashi’ was inspired by an artist’s travels around Japan, while ‘Shanghai Shaun’ paid tribute to the artist having been raised in Hong Kong.

Meet the stars

  • kanzashi

    Kanzashi

    Artist:
    Kate Strudwick
    Location:
    The Mall at Cribbs Causeway

    Artist Kate Strudwick was inspired by the traditional dress of the Geisha after travelling to Japan and being awestruck by the beauty and skill of this traditional art form. Shaun the Sheep is incredibly popular with Japanese audiences and we hope that Kate’s design is a fitting tribute to this captivating art form. 

  • shanghai shaun sculpture

    Shanghai Shaun

    Artist:
    Ashley Boddy
    Location:
    The Mall at Cribbs Causeway

    Meet Shanghai Shaun’, a striking tribute to the legendary dragons of Chinese mythology. Shanghai Shaun featured in 2015’s Shaun in the City trail in London. He takes the form of a Chinese door guardian, believed to offer protection in Chinese folklore and commonly placed in pairs outside the entrances to homes, businesses, and temples. 

  • sea of hope

    The Sea of Hope

    Artist:
    Dorophy Tang
    Location:
    The Mall at Cribbs Causeway

    ‘The Sea of Hope’ captures the power, drama and beauty of the sea, depicted in swirling blues and stylised patterns. Created for Gromit Unleashed Hong Kong, artist Dorophy Tang is infamous for pop culture interpretations, taking on warped Chinese traditions with a firm focus on cute chubby baby characters – these little tots certainly look like they’re enjoying their swim. 

  • year of the gromit hong kong

    Year of the Gromit

    Artist:
    Ashley Boddy
    Location:
    The Mall at Cribbs Causeway

    ‘Year of the Gromit’ is an elegant sculpture that captures the colours, drama, and ceremony of the Chinese lion dance, a form of traditional dance in Chinese culture. Dressed in traditional costume, Gromit is ready for Chinese New Year celebrations! 

10k or half marathon? 🏃‍♀️