The Grand Appeal is bringing some of the most popular sculptures from its ‘Gromit Unleashed’ trail back to Bristol for a special exhibition this summer!
Eighteen of the original trail sculptures will be on show at The Grand Appeal’s shop at The Mall at Cribbs Causeway for six weeks from 25th July.
‘Gromit Unleashed’ took Bristol by storm in 2013, with over 1 million visitors from around the world flocking to see the 80 giant sculptures of Wallace’s much-loved sidekick.
Gromits were designed by world-famous artists and celebrities including Joanna Lumley, Sir Quentin Blake, Harry Hill, Disney Pixar and Wallace & Gromit’s creator, Nick Park.
The sculpture auction raised £2.3million for The Grand Appeal, the Bristol Children’s Hospital Charity.
Three years on, the charity’s ‘Gromit Unleashed’ merchandise and figurines have become hotly-anticipated collector’s items, raising around £5million to date for Bristol Children’s Hospital.
Now Gromit fans will get the chance to see some of their favourite designs one more time in this special exhibition. Some of the trail’s most popular pooches will be on display, including:
· ‘Gromberry’, which was outside The Pumphouse during the trail
· ‘Doodles’, which was at Cabot Circus
· ‘Sir Gromit of Bristol’, which was at St George’s
· ‘Butterfly’ by Philip Treacy MBE, which was at Bristol Old Vic
· ‘Antique Rose’ by Cath Kidston, which was at The Mall at Cribbs Causeway
· ‘Ship Shape and Bristol Fashion’, which was at the Clifton Suspension Bridge.
· UPDATE: ‘Poetry in Motion’ by Joanna Lumley, which was at College Green
More sculptures will be revealed in the lead up to the event.
The exhibition will run from 25th July to 4th September and be free to enter, with a suggested entry donation of £2 to The Grand Appeal.
The exhibition will be open from 9.30am – 9pm Monday to Friday, 9am – 8pm on Saturday and 10.30am – 5pm on Sunday.
Enjoy Gromit spotting this Summer!