18 April, 2023 2325 Views

One lucky person is set to win a stunning, life-sized mako shark sculpture worth more than £7,000. It comes complete with gold leaf dorsal fin. The sculpture was developed by the internationally acclaimed marine wildlife sculptor Scott Gleed, to support Bite-Back Shark & Marine Conservation.

The high impact artwork has been created to raise awareness of the global and unsustainable marine ‘gold rush’ to hunt sharks for their valuable fins. The proceeds of the draw will help fund Bite-Back’s campaigns to end the UK’s trade in shark products.

Crafted from fibreglass, the dramatic, one-off sculpture has been sealed in a weatherproof clear coat. This means the winner has the option of displaying Gold Rush either indoors and out.

Artist Scott Gleed said: “I can’t think of a better way to announce yourself as a shark fan than a 7-ft shark in your garden, house or workplace. Sharks have been in my blood for decades and this is an opportunity for me to express my love of sharks and my anger at their exploitation in one piece of art. On top of that it’s a huge pleasure to support the hardest working shark charity in the UK. I hope this unique piece goes to a great home and raises thousands of pounds for Bite-Back’s campaigns.”

Tickets are on sale now. The winning ticket will be picked by the artist himself, after the 12 May 2023 deadline.

Tickets to win ‘Gold Rush’, an electric blue 7-ft mako shark sculpture with a 24-carat gold leaf dorsal fin, are on sale at

Campaign director for Bite-Back, Graham Buckingham, said: “This is a breath-taking piece of art with an important story to tell. Fins are the most valuable part of a shark and, around the world, fishing fleets are in a race to hunt sharks and separate the fins from the body with no thought to the global catastrophe that could follow. We expect this artwork to help draw attention to the issue and contribute important funds for our campaigns to end the UK’s role in the shark fin trade.  We’re full of gratitude to Scott for his vision, generosity, and contribution to our vital work.”

Visit to buy your tickets now and visit to learn more about Scott’s sculptures and the chance to commission your own marine masterpiece.

Entry for the draw is just £5, thanks to a lottery initiative. All proceeds will support the charity’s campaigns to make Britain shark fin free.

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