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Exhibition - The Art of Aardman, Shaun the Sheep and Friends

We're proud to announce the Forum's next international exhibition: after Frankfurt, Melbourne, Seoul and Paris, The Art of Aardman, Shaun the Sheep and friends is coming to Groningen!

This enchanting exhibition on all things claymation opens on 19 September 2020.


Aardman Animations

The British studio Aardman Animations is behind well-known animation figures and films such as Shaun the Sheep, Chicken Run and Wallace and Gromit. The studio has been producing animations, films and commercials for over 40 years, earning them 10 Oscar® nominations and 4 wins.

About the exhibition

Visitors get to go behind the scenes and experience the ins and outs of the creative process up close. Admire the award-winning sketches, drawings, paintings, clay figures and even entire film sets, and find out how Aardman brings its animation figures to life.

Using the latest techniques, and in particular its craftsmanship and creativity, Studio Aardman has been amazing audiences young and old for generations. The entire family will love this exhibition – little and 'big' children alike! The exhibition is open until February 28 2021.


Tickets for The Art of Aardman, Shaun the Sheep and Friends will available from the 20th of August. Check our website for updates or subscribe to our newsletter or the latest on this extraordinary exhibition!


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