Marshall sold for £16,500!

 

Auction success for Gromit Unleashed 2

After spending the summer on the banks of Chew Valley Lake, Marshall, the Gromit sculpture I painted for this summer’s art trail, went up for auction on Wednesday 3 October at the stunning British Aerospace Concorde Museum in Filton, Bristol.

A truly fabulous night was had by all and Marshall was eventually sold off to the highest bidder when the auctioneer’s hammer finally came down at £16,500!

All 66 of the larger than life Wallace, Gromit and Feathers McGraw sculptures sold and fetched an unbelievable total of £1,321,500 on the night!

That means that together with contactless donations, the Gromit Unleashed 2 trail app, sculpture raffle, The Greatest Dog Show on Earth 2 exhibition as well as fundraising and private donations, the amazing total now stands at an astonishing £1,621,500.00!

Every penny raised at auction and throughout the Gromit Unleashed 2 trail will go toward helping the patients and families cared for Bristol Children’s Hospital and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at St Michael’s Hospital.

What a summer! I've felt privileged to have been involved in such a great fundraising event.

 

Introducing Pig-e the robot pig

Varnished and ready to go...

Pig-e the robot pig - Henson pig by Lou Boyce

After several weekends of painting, PIG-e is finished and ready to hit the streets of Gloucester for this year's Henson Pig Trail. He will be spending his summer in King Square. Can't wait to see him out there on his grassy plinth!

ONE MILLION POUNDS!

Well, all I can say is what an amazing, nail biting finish to what has been such an exciting few months.

Last night's Shaun in the City auction raised over one million pounds for charity. Every single one of the Shauns sold and King of the Carnival was bought by an online bidder for £4,600!

Sad to see him go, but so glad he was snapped up :)

Here are a few photos from the auction ....