Gromits from Hong Kong visit Bristol

The Gromits visit Cribbs Causeway for 10 weeks Credit: ITV West Country

16 Gromit sculptures from an exhibition in Hong Kong will go on display in Bristol.

The Gromits - which have never been seen before in the UK - are going to be part of new exhibition in Cribbs Causeway shopping centre.

Video credit: The Grand Appeal

The Bristol 'Gromits Unleashed' trail saw 80 sculptures designed by artists and celebrities raise £2.3million at auction for Bristol Children's Hospital.

The success of the project meant the Gromits went international and featured in 'The Greatest Dog Show On Earth' exhibition in Hong Kong in July 2014.

Wallace & Gromit creator Nick Park designed 'Sweet Dreams' Gromit for the event, and Wallace & Gromit's creative director, Merlin Crossingham and fellow Aardman designers Gavin Strange and Ashley Boddy also decorated sculptures.

The Gromits will be available to visit for 10 weeks from February 1st.

I am honoured to have the privilege of opening the exhibition alongside my friend and colleague Ashley. I can't wait for people to come and see the variety of designs, and once again engage with the spirit of fun that Gromit brings. It's a real pleasure to be a part of something that is so special and so creative, while highlighting the brilliant work of The Grand Appeal in helping sick children at Bristol Children's Hospital.

Gavin Strange, Senior Designer, Aardman