Aardman's Gavin Strange is responsible for the latest Gromit sculpture, which details some of the more unusual facts about this remarkable dog. Gavin is the only person to have designed two Gromit's after he produced one for last summer's trail.
A small crowd has gathered at the Gromit Unleashed shop at Cribbs ahead of the unveiling of the new Gromit Sculpture.
The 5ft high sculpture called 'Facts The Way we did it LAD' reveals the success of Gromit Unleashed showing stats and facts about the trail.
Events and competitions are taking place at Cribbs Causeway in Bristol to celebrate the first anniversary of Gromit Unleashed. £4.5 million pounds has been raised as part of the Grand Appeal for Bristol Children's Hospital.
Today a new 5ft sculpture has been unveiled by Aardman's Gavin Strange to celebrate the success.
Some of Bristol's Gromit sculptures, which proved such a hit over the summer, have been taken to meet young patients at Bristol Children's Hospital.
It will give patients and staff a chance to see the decorated dogs before they are auctioned off to raise funds for the hospital.
Three of the 81 giant models are visiting as well as three smaller versions.
Organisers of the Gromit exhibition in Bristol have told ITV West Country that at one point this morning there were 3,500 people waiting to get into the exhibition. The queue was closed earlier this morning as the wait to enter was 8 hours.
- Exhibition will be open daily 9am to 6pm from Wednesday to Friday
- Open late until 7pm on Saturday and from 11am to 5pm on the Sunday
- Llast admission 30 minutes before closing
- Entry for adults will be £4 each
- Concession for 12 to 18 year olds at £2 each
- Children aged up to 11 can enter for free
– Nicola Masters, Director at the Grand Appeal.
Due to the extraordinary popularity of Gromit Unleashed, we are moving The Greatest Dog Show on Earth exhibition to larger premises to ensure we can put on the very best display of Gromits for as many members of the public as possible."
Organisers of the Gromit Unleashed Summer Arts Trail have announced a change of venue for the mass-gathering of the model sculptures.
They will go on display in the former Habitat store near the Triangle in Clifton.
The original venue was to be the Royal West of England Academy opposite the Victoria Rooms.
'The Greatest Dog Show on Earth' will take place from the 18th to the 22nd of September.