Thursday, 19 September 2013

Gromit Hunting

The last few months have seen the people of Bristol and surrounding areas rushing around stalking giant colourful dogs, map, pen and camera in hand. Why? You may wonder! Our most famous hound, Gromit, has been up scaled and made into large friendly figures which have been decorated by lots of different artists and other well known people and then unleashed on the city of Bristol.

There were 80 in all and Gromit hunting became a fun and popular pastime for the summer. If you saw a group of people standing together you could almost guarantee that a Gromit would be the centre of attention. 

Of course there was also a reason for the production of so many Gromits...they will be auctioned and the funds raised will go to the Bristol Children's Hospital.

Sadly, the exhibition has almost come to an end, so all the Gromits have been gathered together for 'The Greatest Dog Show On Earth' until Sunday. 

Of course, as we live so close to Bristol, we have done a bit of Gromit hunting ourselves. A few weeks ago we spent a fun Sunday hunting out and photographing Gromits. Bristol is a fabulous city to visit on a weekend and I almost felt as if I was on holiday! I am posting a taster for you here but if you are in the area and have a chance, why not visit the Dog Show before they are auctioned off? I heard a rumour that there is one more secret Gromit there which wasn't on the Gromit Trail!

More info here:

Antique Rose (by Cath Kidston)


Newshound ( by Nick Park himself)

Sir Gromit of Bristol

Poetry in Motion

The Grommalo



Astro Dog

Steam Dog

Not a Gromit at @Bristol

Fish Tales

Hound Dog ( by Peter Blake)


NewFoundLand (on the old ship, The Matthew)

Watch Out Gromit!

National Treasure

Mini Gromit on the ferry

Salty Sea Dog

A Close Shave

Where's Wallace?

Two Eds Are Better Than One


  1. My son lives in Bristol, so I asked him to photograph them for me - I got one!
    We think they are great! Don't think they can be bettered can they?
    Julie xxxxxx

  2. They look fantastic. Wish I was closer to Bristol to have a look.

  3. Absolutly brilliant!!
    Love Helen xx

  4. fab. they look great and what a fun thing! Its great to catch up with you again. Love Darcy, Bingley and Helen xxx