He’s Back!

As you may have noticed I love a Photo Scavenger Hunt (or two!) so when I heard that Gromit and his friends were being unleashed in Bristol, for the second time, I added a photo of every sculpture to my scavenger hunt quests. Unlike most of my challenges this one will have a time limit as Gromit Unleashed 2 will only be on display around Bristol from July 2nd to September 2nd with 67 statues to find. I’ll post a photo of them as I find them and add them to the list. There were 80 statues in the first Gromit unleashed event and I managed to find 32 of them so I’m aiming for a better final score this time.

(These images are from the Gromit trail back in 2013)

Watch Out Gromit – Gerald Scarf

Hero – Tom Deams

Isambark Kingdog Brunel – Tim Miness

Gromit Unleashed began as a public arts trail in Bristol in 2013, as a collaboration between Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal, the Bristol Children’s Hospital Charity, and Aardman Animations, to raise funds to support sick children and babies at the Hospital.

A Grand Day Out – Andy O’Rourke

aMazing Gromit – Tom Berry

Being Gromit Malkovich – Thomas Dowdeswell

Oops a Daisy – Diarmuid Gavin

Unfortunately the sculptures are vulnerable to vandalism and some people just love to wreck things! Four of the sculptures were damaged in 2013

Here’s the rest of  my collection of photographs from Gromit Unleashed 2013…

Gromit O Matic – Donough O’Malley

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Mad March Hares

Did you know that male and female Hares are known as Jacks and Jills?

Did you also know that ‘boxing matches’ between Hares – which you may be lucky enough to catch a peek of at this time of year– are not Jack against Jack?

Jills actually tend to be bigger and stronger than Jacks (go Jills!). The boxing you see is the Jills batting away the jacks until they select the fittest mate, not unlike a Saturday night in most city centres.

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This was taken at The Sculpture Park in Churt in 2010, using a Canon EOS 500 35mm and I developed the film myself using the College darkroom. I first visited in 2006 and although it’s changed a lot since then there are still some sculptures that have been there since the early days changing and moving with time and seasons. They’re all for sale and they sit in over 10 acres of arboretum and the mixture of woodland, water, wildlife, gardens and sculpture is a favourite place for me when I feel like a walk and a few hours with a camera. (My Gallery from The Sculpture Park)

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(Taken on my first iPhone – iPhone4 in 2011 and post-processed in Hipstamatic)

A Plague Upon Us.

We seem to have a Plague of Ladybirds in the new house. Within seconds of opening a window they’re everywhere. There are a lot of infestations that could be worse.

  • They’re Cute
  • They’re Red
  • They’re Pretty
  • They Eat Aphids (lots of Aphids – up to 5000 in an average Ladybird lifetime)
  • They have white feet (who knew?)

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Prints and Cards available in my shop.