Calling all artists!

Submissions are now open, see below for details of how to enter. After the closing date of Friday 6th January 2023, we will put all the designs in front of our art curators who will make a shortlist. Trail sponsors will then have the chance to choose their favourite design, which they will sponsor on the trail. The successful artists will then be commissioned and painting will begin! If selected, you will be tasked with transferring your design to a full sized, 3D Shaun the Sheep sculpture which will be displayed on the trail for 10 weeks and seen by thousands. Your ewe-nique artwork will then be sold at auction, raising funds to leave a lasting legacy of the trail to St Oswald’s Hospice.

We invite applications from artists from across the UK, but we are particularly interested in seeing designs submitted by those living and working in the North East. You don’t have to be a professional artist to apply, but you must be able to complete your sculpture to a high enough standard to dazzle visitors to the trail and to sell at an auction once the trail ends.

How to submit your design

1. Download and read our artist pack

This contains all the information you need to consider before you start designing.

Download artist pack

2. Download the Shaun the Sheep design templates!

We’ve included views of Shaun from the front and both sides so you can fully show off your vision.

Download Shaun the Sheep template

3. Complete your artist submission form

This tells us a little more about you, your artists practise and your Shaun design concept.

Complete artist submission form

4. Send us your design!

Please email your designs to using ‘Shaun on the Tyne design submission’ as your subject line. We would prefer to receive designs digitally but you can also send hard copies to: Hannah Woods, Fundraising team, St Oswald’s Hospice, Regent Avenue, Newcastle , NE3 1EE. Please ensure your designs are clearly labelled with your name and design name so we can match them to your submission form.

Email your designs

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Get Involved

Shaun the Sheep on the Tyne is for everybody! Whether you are a business interested in sponsoring a sculpture, an artist who wants to design and paint one, or a school or community group who would love to adopt a little Shaun as part of our learning programme, there are many opportunities to join the flock.

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