There’ll be plenty of dog days in Bristol this summer
romit, Wallace’s partner in crime and one of the world’s most famous canine characters, will take over the city as part of a sculpture trail.
Bristol has teamed up with Aardman Animations in aid of the Bristol Children’s Hospital Charity, with Wallace & Gromit creator Nick Park designing one of the Gromit sculptures himself.
He’ll be joined by a long list of national and international artists, illustrators and fashion designers who are all creating one-of-a-kind 5ft Gromits for the trail, which stretches across the city centre and out into Bristol’s leafy pockets from 1 July.
Look out for a vintage-inspired Cath Kidson Gromit, an ultra-modern Paul Smith pooch and another illustrated by prolific children’s author and illustrator Sir Quentin Blake. Other Gromits will be transformed by Axel Scheffler, who drew children's favourite The Gruffalo, creator of the global Where’s Wally phenomenon Martin Handford and Sir Peter Blake, who designed the Beatles album cover for Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club Band.
Once you’ve explored the city and snapped all the Gromits – or at least half seeing as there over 70 to find! – stop by Aardman Studios for a behind-the-scenes tour to discover how the ‘magic’ happens.