Gromits ready to be unleashed

Giant sculptures of Gromit, Aardman's famous dog, are being painted at a secret location in Bristol ahead of their release on to the city's streets.

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First glimpse at famous Gromit unleashed designs

by Tamsin Eames

Four well-known artists and designers have hand-painted Aardman's famous animated dog, Gromit.

Paul Smith and Cath Kidston are just a few of the famous names taking part in the Wallace and Gromit Grand Appeal. Organisers hope the sculptures will raise money for the Bristol Children's Hospital.

The sculptures are currently being kept at a secret location before being unleashed onto Bristol's streets in July.

Our reporter, Tamsin Eames, was invited to a first glimpse.

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Gromits ready to be unleashed in Bristol

These four Gromits are ready to be unleashed. Credit: ITV News West Country

Giant sculptures of Gromit, Aardman's famous animated dog, have been painted by artists and celebrities ahead of them being unleashed on Bristol's streets.

They'll be put on display in July, before being sold off to raise money for the Childrens' Hospital.

Local artists painting their Gromits at a secret location in Bristol. Credit: ITV News West Country

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Harry Hill to unveil his painted Gromit statue

Comedian Harry Hill is visiting the Aardman Studios in Bristol this morning to unveil a giant statue of Gromit that he has painted.

The work will form part of the Gromit Unleashed project. It is led by Aardman and Bristol Children’s Hospital charity, and involves 70 giant individually-decorated Gromits springing up across Bristol for ten weeks from 1 July.

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