Gromit Unleashed fans will get another chance to see the statues as a Homecoming exhibition is planned for later this month.>The line-up will include 18 of the original Gromit sculptures from the 2013 trail including Gromit Lightyear, and Nick Park's Newshound. They'll all be going on display at the flagship store at The Mall at Cribbs Causeway for six weeks from 25th July.>Designed and painted at Pixar’s studios in California, ‘Gromit Lightyear’ was one of the trail’s most popular pooches. It was the highest-selling sculpture at the trail’s grand charity auction, raising £65,000.
Nick Park’s ‘Newshound’ was the only sculpture to also feature Wallace alongside his trusty canine sidekick Gromit, and raised £50,000 at auction.
All funds raised by the exhibition will support The Grand Appeal’s£1.5million Home from Home Appeal, to fund new accommodation for families of patients at Bristol Children’s Hospital.
The full exhibition line-up is:
Gromit Lightyear by Pixar Animation Studios
Newshound by Wallace & Gromit creator Nick Park CBE
Poetry in Motion by Joanna Lumley OBE
Oops A Daisy by Diarmuid Gavin
Butterfly by Philip Treacy MBE
Antique Rose by Cath Kidston
Lancelot by fashion designer Sir Paul Smith
Doodles by Simon’s Cat creator Simon Tofield
Stat’s The Way To Do It, Lad
Sir Gromit of Bristol
Ship Shape and Bristol Fashion
After the Gromit Unleashed auction, all 80 Gromits went to new homes across the UK and around the world.>It'll be the first time the pooches will have been seen in public together since the Gromit Unleashed trail 3 years ago.