The Galleries Bristol uncover Gromit Sculpture as part of Gromit Unleashed 2 arts trail

The Galleries Bristol uncover Gromit Sculpture as part of Gromit Unleashed 2 arts trail

Posted on: 29 Jun 2018

The Galleries in Bristol is excited to announce that they are sponsoring a Gromit Sculpture in the Bristol-wide ‘Gromit Unleashed 2’ trail which was unveiled yesterday. The official trail is set to take place from 2nd July - 2nd September this year.

 Gromit Sculpture in the Galleries Bristol for ‘Gromit Unleashed 2’ trail

The trail will see 60 sculptures decorated by local artists, designers, innovators and local talent, positioned in iconic hotspots around the city. The Galleries will play host to their very own Gromit, throughout the event and are inviting customers to share their selfies with Gromit, using the hashtag #GromitAtTheGalleries, so they can see everyone that has found him in the centre.


The Galleries’ sculpture design has been created by Barbara Broccoli, the film producer behind classic film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The design was painted by Emily Ketteriingham. This design is very special as it not only includes Gromit, but also the magical and iconic Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car.


The event is in support of Bristol Children’s Hospital which offers local services for Bristol Children as well as specialist care and referral service for children from further afield.

Colin Lang, Centre Manager, The Galleries says, “We are so proud to be sponsoring a Gromit in the Gromit Unleashed 2 trail. We are especially excited about the theme our sculpture will have - Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is so iconic! Bristol Children’s Hospital is a cause close to the hearts of many families in Bristol, and as a very family oriented centre, we felt it very apt to show our support.”


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Hannah Moll

Hannah recently graduated with a degree in English with Writing. She is an avid writer, freelancer and creative. She is currently writing her first full-length novel and a collection of poetry. Always out and about in Bristol's music scene, she attends music events on a weekly basis.