From 1st February to 10th April, Gromit Unleashed: Hong Kong came to Bristol! Our special exhibition brought  a taste of 2014's 'Greatest Dog Show on Earth', which saw Gromit go global with a showcase of unique sculptures in Hong Kong. The sculptures were on display at our flagship store at The Mall at Cribbs Causeway, and fans got to meet 16 of these well-travelled pooches, on show together in the UK for the very first time. 

In July 2014, 70 Gromit sculptures came together for the first time outside the UK to create an exhibition at ELEMENTS mall in Hong Kong. 'The Greatest Dog Show on Earth' in Hong Kong featured a display of 5ft and 3ft high decorated Gromit sculptures on an ornate, two-tier carousel band (and a 4m high Gromit as the centrepiece!)

The sculptures were transformed by an array of artists, illustrators, fashion designers and musicians, including Nick Park, creator of Wallace & Gromit, Merlin Crossingham, Creative Director of Wallace & Gromit and fellow Aardman designers Gavin Strange and Richard Webber; along with world-renowned milliner Philip Treacy, whose hats are worn by members of the Royal family and famous Hong Kong celebrities. 

At the end of the exhibition, the giant sculptures were auctioned to raise funds for Wallace & Gromit's Grand Appeal, the Bristol Children’s Hospital Charity, and children's art programmes in hospitals across Hong Kong.