Gromits invade Bristol
60 Gromit statues are to grace the streets of Bristol for 10 weeks next
The five-foot tall (1.5m) models of the Oscar-winning animated characters
will be painted by artists to raise cash for the Wallace and Gromit's Grand
It aims to raise funds for Bristol's Children's Hospital through sponsorship
and a charity auction afterwards.
Wallace and Gromit creator Nick Park said he was very pleased with the end
"They were made surprisingly quickly and I'm very particular exactly how
Gromit looks and that he's in character," he said.
"The guy that did it made the original sculpture from the clay models in
polystyrene and then a mould was made, and now they've been cast in
Each model will be sent out to either a national or international artist who
will paint them in whatever style they choose.
I can't wait to see the result.