Gromit Unleashed on Bristol

By on Monday, November 19, 2012

60 Gromit statues will grace the streets of Bristol next summer, all to raise money for the Bristol Children’s Hospital.

The five foot tall models will be painted by artists across the city in order to raise funds for the hospital through sponsorship and a charity auction afterwards.

Each model will be sent to an artist who will paint them in whatever style they want.

Wallace and Gromit creator Nick Park said: “They were made surprisingly quickly and I’m very particular exactly how Gromit looks and that he’s in charcter.

“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 fibreglass.”

Source: BBC News

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