Gromit unleashed for hospital appeal

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ART and animation collided at the unveiling of a colourful collection of giant Gromit sculptures.

Around 70 fibreglass figures of the character, from the popular clay-model cartoon Wallace & Gromit, have been painted by a roster of well-known artists and designers for charity.

The 5ft-tall sculptures – including the four pictured above, by designers Sir Paul Smith and Cath Kidston, illustrator Simon Tofield and animator Richard Williams – will go on public view on an arts trail around Bristol from July 1.

They will later be auctioned to raise funds for Wallace and Gromit’s Grand Appeal’s campaign to raise funds for Bristol Children’s Hospital.

Wallace & Gromit creator and appeal patron Nick Park said: “The Grand Appeal is a charity close to my heart and I hope Gromit Unleashed will hugely contribute much-needed funds.”