Have you ever wanted to own a one-of-a-kind piece of animation memorabilia? Well fans of Aardman Animations have the chance to do just that with a charity auction the studio is running through the end of the week.
Aardman is auctioning off 28 pieces of original and limited-edition artwork, with the proceeds benefiting the Bristol Children’s Hospital charity Wallace and Gromit’s The Grand Appeal. As shown in the sample images below, the pieces range from paintings and illustrations to sculptures, and feature Aardman favorites such as Shaun the Sheep and Wallace and Gromit. The auctions include work by Award-winning directors Nick Park, Peter Lord, and Richard Starzak, known for such hit films as Chicken Run, The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, Flushed Away, and Shaun the Sheep.
The pieces up for auction can be viewed on The Grand Appeal’s ebay page, and run through Sunday, September 17. International bids are welcome as long as the bidder contacts the seller in advance for a shipping quote.
Amber is an imaginative storyteller and visual artist whose greatest ambition is to tell meaningful stories that resonate with people. Since she was young, Amber has enjoyed escaping to faraway worlds through animation, and has continued to follow animation into adulthood because of its limitless storytelling possibilities. Picking favorites is nearly impossible, but Amber would say her top animated films include The Little Mermaid, The Incredibles, The Emperor’s New Groove, and Frozen. She graduated with a B.A. in Interactive Media/Graphic Design and a minor in Journalism, and is currently working as an advertising designer. When she’s not at her day job, Amber can be found working on digital illustrations and photo edits, drafting a new fiction story, or crafting a new cosplay. Send her a tweet at @amber_ld.