Quentin's Gromit - unleashed!

Friday 28th June 2013

A trail of 80 giant 'Gromit' figures are hitting the streets of Bristol this summer

The giant Gromit figures, brainchild of Wallace & Gromit creator Nick Park, have each been decorated by a different contributor.  Artists, designers, musicians and celebrities have all added their personal touches to the statues.  Gromit-decorators include Jools Holland, Joanna Lumley, Cath Kidston and, of course, Quentin Blake.

Quentin's Facebook page includes an album of photos of him painting Gromit - from start to finish!  Find it here: www.facebook.com/quentinblakeofficial

All 80 Gromits are unleashed around Bristol city from July to September this year.  Visitors can pick up a Gromit trail map to help them find each one.  

The Gromits will all be auctioned later this year.  All proceeds from Gromit Unleashed will benefit Wallace & Gromit's Grand Appeal, the Bristol Children's Hospital Charity.

To find out more about Gromit Unleashed, visit the project's official website www.gromitunleashed.org.uk
The giant figures were previewed on BBC News on 28 JUne - watch the report here.