PHOTOS – Gromits Unleashed

If you have paid a visit to Bristol recently then you may have stumbled across some rather large decorated dogs at locations throughout the city.

It was all part of the Gromits Unleashed project where from 1st July to 8th September, a total of 80 giant Gromits adorned the streets of Bristol in a public art trail to raise money for a local charity.
Gromits Unleashed in Bristol
Gromits Unleashed in Bristol
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Each Gromit was created by prominent local and international artists such as Sir Quentin Blake, Disney Pixar, Cath Kidston OBE and Nick Park CBE to name a few. Other were decorated by celebrities included Joanna Lumley, One Direction member Zayn Malik and Harry Hill.
Gromits Unleashed in Bristol
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Street art and graffiti has always been pretty important to Bristol and so there was a commission from local artist Inkie and also this Wallace and Gromit inspired street art from Cheo. Super Gromit!
Gromits Unleashed in Bristol
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All funds from Gromit Unleashed will go towards the charity, “Wallace and Gromit’s Grand Appeal” to support the expansion of Bristol Children’s Hospital.
This will include the money raised at an auction of all 80 Gromits in September.
Gromits Unleashed in Bristol
Gromits Unleashed in Bristol
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The giant fibreglass sculptures of Gromit, standing 5ft tall, were around every corner of Bristol with some a bit further afield in Cheddar George and even Paddington Station. This one below was just over the water in Bedminster.
Gromits Unleashed in Bristol
Gromits Unleashed in Bristol
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Using the Oscar-award-winning Aardman Animations character Gromit, he was even all at sea on this boat.
Gromits Unleashed in Bristol
Gromits Unleashed in Bristol
Gromits Unleashed in Bristol
Gromits Unleashed in Bristol
Gromits Unleashed in Bristol

Throughout the Gromit trail and people politely queued for photographs and kids yelled at the delight of spotting another sculpture.

It really was like a grand game of Pokemon throughout the city.

The only one that wasn’t really getting much attention was this one located in the Broadmead shopping centre!
Gromits Unleashed in Bristol
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Gromits Unleashed in Bristol

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