Wallace & Gromit fans will be able to embark on a dog walk with a difference in Bristol next month.
Giant statues of Wallace’s faithful companion will be popping up all over the city from July 1st.
Five-foot tall fibreglass models of Nick Park’s loveable animated pooch have been created for a new art project in the city entitled Gromit Unleashed.
Each of the sculptures will be individually designed by a different artist, designer or celebrity, creating a trail of 80 unique pieces of art across Bristol.
Designer Cath Kidston has decorated Gromit in her renowned floral print, while Simon Tofield, award-winning illustrator of the cartoon series Simon’s Cat, has covered Gromit in mini cat illustrations.
Comedian Harry Hill, children’s illustrator Sir Quentin Blake, fashion designer Sir Paul Smith and Gromit’s creator Nick Park have also got their hands on one of the models.
Kelly Ballard, Head of Marketing at Destination Bristol, says: “Having the world’s first Gromit trail is a fantastic coup for Bristol. Gromit is one of many Bristol icons and is much-loved among global audiences, so we wanted to create a film using him to showcase the city’s great landmarks and destinations.
“The aim is to inspire people from across the UK and beyond to come and sample the city’s heritage, attractions and creative vibe.”
A variety of trails will take visitors from one Gromit to another across Bristol’s most famous landmarks.
Visitors will be able to spot the sculptures at various locations across the city, including Windmill Hill City Farm, Bristol Tourist Information Centre and Bristol’s harbour. They will also be able to collect embossed mini Gromit stamps in a special commemorative passport.
Find out more about the Bristol sculptures at www.gromitunleashed.org.uk
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