Thursday, 9 May 2013

Aardman's Gromit in multi-dog Bristol Art Trail this summer!

Superlambanana, Liverpool 2008

Anything that takes art to the masses is alright with me, however dumbed-down some among us may claim that art to be. 
I've particularly enjoyed the global outbreaks of model animals painted by designers or corporations and even by schoolchildren.  

Seattle Pig Art, 2009

Cow Parade, Peru 2009

The more widely a herd of brightly painted cows or sheep or pigs or polar bears are seen and appreciated, and hopefully raise money for good causes, the more I like it :)
Today I discovered my favourite British animated character, Gromit, of Aardman Animations' Wallace & Gromit fame, has got in on the act.
Wallace & Gromit
Socially conscious Aardman launched 'Wallace & Gromit's Grand Appeal' after a public charity appeal to build a new children's hospital in Bristol, 17 years ago.
Following a successful display and auction of model zoo gorillas in 2011, there's to be a trail of 70 of the 1.5mtr high, Oscar-winning Gromits around Aardman's home city from July.
In September the statues will be sold off to raise funds for Bristol Children's Hospital.

A few of the 70 Gromits being displayed in Bristol from July, by Brit designers Sir Paul Smith & Cath Kidston, illustrator Simon Tofield & animator Richard Williams
Don't they look fabulous?! Can't wait to see the rest of the pack!
Read more about Bristol's Gromit Art Trail here or here for the full story by Aardman and Gromit creator Nick Park.
Don't forget to take your (extra large!) poo-bags :)