Gromit Unleashed

Gromit Unleashed began with a major public arts trail in the summer of 2013, which saw 80 giant sculptures of Aardman’s beloved character Gromit ‘unleashed’ throughout Bristol. The project was an award-winning initiative from The Grand Appeal and Aardman Animations, raising vital funds to support the expansion of Bristol Children’s Hospital.

Over 10 weeks, 1.1 million visitors hunted down the hounds, which adorned iconic spaces throughout the city and beyond, and were designed by some cracking creative and celebrity talent including Sir Quentin Blake, Nick Park and Joanna Lumley. At the end of the trail all 80 Gromits were united for ‘The Greatest Dog Show on Earth’, an exhibition attended by over 25,000 visitors, before being sold at a grand auction. The highest-selling sculpture, Gromit Lightyear by Disney Pixar, sold for £65,000, and the grand total was an astonishing £2.3 million.

This was not, however, the end of Gromit’s adventures!  In summer 2018, we will be back with Gromit Unleashed 2, where Nick Park's beloved Gromit will be joined by pal Wallace and arch nemisis Feathers McGraw.  From Monday 2nd July until Sunday 2nd September 2018, over 60 original sculptures will descend on Bristol and will raise money for Bristol Children's Hospital and the Special Care Baby Unit at St Michael's Hospital. Over the coming months we will be revealing more and more of what is in store for Gromit Unleashed 2. But for now, all that we can say is to expect the unexpected!  We hope that you are as excited as we are, and we are confident that this trail will be bigger and better than ever. Now the secret is out, help us spread the word, share in the fun and get set for #GU2.

 

We can now reveal that Gromit will be returning to Bristol in

2018 with @Gromit Unleashed 2! But

this time round, he

s not alone. Next summer, our favourite pooch will be bound

ing onto the streets

of Bristol with not one, but

two

familiar faces. We hope that you will join us in welcoming his

pal

Wallace and arch nemesis Feathers McGraw to Bristol from 2

nd

July

2

nd

September 2018.

We can now reveal that Gromit will be returning to Bristol in

2018 with @Gromit Unleashed 2! But

this time round, he

s not alone. Next summer, our favourite pooch will be bound

ing onto the streets

of Bristol with not one, but

two

familiar faces. We hope that you will join us in welcoming his

pal

Wallace and arch nemesis Feathers McGraw to Bristol from 2

nd

July

2

nd

September 2018.

 

Shop with us and change children's lives

The legacy of Gromit Unleashed continues in our range of cracking trail merchandise, which has helped raise over £5 million for sick children to date. 100% of proceeds go to The Grand Appeal, so when you shop with us, you know you're making a real difference.

From our highly collectable Gromit Unleashed figurines to homeware, toys and games featuring beloved Gromit designs, we have something for everyone!