Bristol is launching an art trail with a difference. It features 80 sculptures of Gromit, one half of the popular animated Wallace and Gromit duo. The five-foot sculptures form a new public trail called Gromit Unleashed. Organised by Aardman Animations, the Bristol company that makes the films, the artworks will be located at famous landmarks across the city. A super-giant statue of Gromit will be airlifted into place by Bristol’s harbour.
Each Gromit will have a different look, with designs from celebrities and artists; including the illustrator Raymond Briggs, fashion designer Sir Paul Smith and the TV comedian Harry Hill. The giant sculptures will stay in place until October when they will be auctioned off to raise funds for Bristol Children’s Hospital.