Harry Hill unveils 'Gromit' sculpture

Wednesday March 20, 2013

Award-winning comedian Harry Hill is to unveil his giant sculpture of Gromit - the popular plasticine dog from the animated series Wallace and Gromit.

The eager artist's design is the first to be shown in Bristol as part of the Gromit Unleashed project, which will see around 70 giant Gromits spring up across the city for ten weeks from 1 July.

The three-time Bafta winner was visiting the Aardman Studios to reveal his 1.5 metre high sculpture to Wallace and Gromit's creator Nick Park.

The TV Burp presenter, who had an exhibition at the Edinburgh Art Festival in 2012, will also be given a tour of Aardman's £7.7 million Gas Ferry Road headquarters.

Other sculptures by famous names include Gromit's creator Nick Park, Aardman co-founder Peter Lord, Raymond Briggs, the man behind The Snowman, Axel Scheffler, who drew the children's character The Gruffalo, and the inventor of the wind-up radio, Trevor Bayliss.

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