M Shed one of six passport stops for Gromit Unleashed

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© and TM Aardman/W&G Ltd. 2013
© and TM Aardman/W&G Ltd. 2013.® Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal. Charity No. 1043603 Photographer: Oliver Edwards

M Shed is delighted to be one of the six locations on the Gromit Passport Trail for Gromit Unleashed!

Visitors to charity arts trail Gromit Unleashed will get their own booklet of mini Gromits when they visit key locations during this summer’s top tourist event. 

Organisers, Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal and Aardman, are producing a free, commemorative passport to be filled with embossed stamps featuring mini images of Gromit at selected tourist destinations along the trail.

As well as M Shed, the other five passport stops will be located at the Grand Appeal’s office in Upper Maudlin Street, The Mall shopping centre at Cribbs Causeway, Windmill Hill City Farm in Bedminster and the Bristol Tourist Information Centre, and At-Bristol, all located at Bristol’s Harbourside.

There will be a giant 5ft Gromit exhibited at each stop and as people visit each sculpture they will be rewarded with a mini Gromit stamp in their passport.

The Passport Stops is one of several routes within the arts trail, being promoted to encourage families, groups and tourists to visit the major public art exhibition, which is raising funds for Bristol Children’s Hospital.

80, 5 ft (1.5m) high, life-size sculptures of Aardman’s famous, triple Oscar-winning character Gromit decorated by famous artists, designers, celebrities and local artists will fill the streets of Bristol and beyond for ten weeks from 1 July.

Visitors can see Sir Quentin Blake’s Gromit at the Grand Appeal, Harry Hill’s Gromit at the Bristol Tourist Information Centre, Cath Kidston’s Gromit at The Mall at Cribbs Causeway, Gerald Scarfe’s Gromit at M Shed and Gromits by local artist Carys Tait at Windmill Hill City Farm and by design agency Red Central at At-Bristol.

Gromit Unleashed organisers will be revealing further famous names and unveiling more finished designs in the lead up to the public arts trail.

For further information and the latest news on the project, visit Gromit Unleashed.