A pig shaped statue of Ed Sheeran has been unveiled in Ipswich as part of the Pigs Gone Wild art trail charity event being launched for the summer.

“Ed Sheer Ham,” which was revealed by the town’s waterfront, is complete with the singer’s tattoos and a painted on red check shirt and has been described as ‘awesome’ by Ed himself and he hoped it would become a huge hit to help with the charity project art trail.

The pig tribute is one of 40 sculptures located across Ipswich for the Pigs Gone Wild trail this summer. The pig sculpture was designed and painted by Norfolk artists Martin J Wall to look like the singer who grew up not far from Ipswich.

The singer said: “I’m really excited to have a pig sculpture made in my honour. I hope Ed Sheer Ham will be a huge hit on the Pigs Gone Wild trail in Ipswich this summer. The artist, Martin J Wall, has done a great job- I think he looks awesome. “

In recent years’ art trails like this have become popular, with recent events in Norwich using gorilla sculptures as well as 81 models of Gromit appearing around Bristol.

It is hoped that these 40 pigs at the end of the project will raise more than £100,000. The pigs were chosen as the subject of the sculptures to celebrate Suffolk’s heritage in agriculture and pig breeding.

If you are staying at our Tingdene holiday chalets this summer, why not take a walk around Ipswich and see how many you can find?

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