If you live in Brighton, you may have already spotted that the city has been inundated with sheep – there are even two in Enter Gallery! The arrival of this colourful flock means one thing - Martlets incredible Shaun by the Sea Trail is finally live!
Until the 5th November, there will be Shaun’s dotted around the streets of Brighton, from the Palace Pier and the Pavilion, to the i360 and the Ivy in the Lanes. 42 of these Shaun’s has been designed by a different artist, and 77 little Shauns created by schools, nurseries, community groups and care homes will also be displayed
Not only does the trail raise funds for an important cause, but it also introduces the city to art in a way that will appeal to all ages.
If you’re planning on perusing the Shaun by the Sea Trail, then there are five stops that you simply can’t miss – those of Enter Gallery’s artists. In today’s blog, we’re revealing where to find these sculptures, so that you know where to begin your explorations.
Shaun le Sheep by Sara Pope
Take a stroll to the Royal Pavilion Gardens and you’ll be able to see two Shaun’s in close proximity. Sara Pope’s Shaun le Sheep can be found bringing a touch of glamour to the Royal Pavilion North Gate, and one of Sarah Arnett’s contributions, Regency Shaun – the model that was used to launch the event – can be found inside Brighton Museum.
Regency Shaun by Sarah Arnett
Hip Hop fans won’t want to miss RYCA’s interpretation, Notorious Shaun, who is pulling off the same Coogi sweater and shades sported by legendary rapper, The Notorious B.I.G.
From Pavilion Gardens, it’ll take less than five minutes to walk to this statue, which is found half way up Edward Street by the entrance to the Edward Street Quarter.
Notorious Shaun by RYCA
Over in Hove, you can see Arnett’s second Shaun, Golden Fleece, by the Floral Clock on Palmeira Square.
Golden Fleece by Sarah Arnett
At the Old Shoreham Road entrance to Hove Park is Boogaloo Stu’s, Le Mouton du pays de Merveilles (The Sheep of Wonderland), which is decorated with his signature shooting stars and rocket-powered dogs. And finally, at Rockwater, you’ll find Aroe’s Untitled piece, delighting diners and passers-by with Shaun’s graffiti make over.
Le Mouton du pays de Merveilles by Boogaloo Stu
Visit the Martlets website to learn more about the work that Martlets does providing essential services and support to those facing terminal illness. The website also details all the ways you can interact with the art trail, and how to donate to this important cause.