About Captain Shaun the Pirate

Why are pirates called ‘pirates’? They just Arrrrrrrrrr!

Ahoy there me hearties. Swashbuckling Captain Shaun is feeling mischievous in this design that reflects Brighton’s century’s old connection with smugglers and pirates. He has a crimson skull-and-crossbones bandana and is carrying his cutlass and flintlock pop gun ready for action.

Artist Russ Iden studied at Epsom School of Art and has more than 35 years’ experience as a designer, illustrator, mural painter, and photographer. He lives in Worthing and known for his bold, colourful designs, cartoons, illustrations and murals.

About this sculpture

Created by: Russ Iden

Sponsored by: Trident

Location: Brighton Pier

Bus Routes: All Routes

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About Trident

Ahoy there! We’re delighted to be anchored in beautiful Brighton, where Trident’s dedicated crew excels in delivering a comprehensive array of IT services. We take the helm in guiding organisations to green pastures while ensuring their IT systems remain ship-shape!

At Trident, we take immense pride in our enduring partnership with Martlets and our unwavering support for their incredible endeavours. Together, we champion Martlets’ exceptional work.

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Shauns for Sale

Shaun by the Sea is raising money to Help Martlets Keep Caring for people facing the toughest of times.

At the end of the trail, our large Shauns will all be auctioned off to raise funds for Martlets Hospice. If you like this sculpture, click the button below to find out more about how you can take it home by bidding at our auction on Monday 27th November.

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Wild in Art is the leading producer of spectacular public art events which enrich, entertain, inform and connect communities – giving people of all ages a voice through art.

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