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New Gromit unleashed at Westonbirt Arboretum

By Gloucestershire Echo  |  Posted: August 28, 2013

  • Patrick at work

  • Patrick Brown with Gromit

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IT’S a cracking sculpture, lad.

Wood sculptor Patrick Brown took a chainsaw to an old treestump at Westonbirt Arboretum at the weekend, and from the chippings and sawdust emerged beloved animation character Gromit.

The exhibition of woodworking was the centrepiece of the National Arboretum’s 19th annual Treefest.

The carving, which was made from a 3sqm block of wood will remain at the arboretum for two weeks as part of the Gromit Unleashed arts trail, raising money for Bristol Children’s Hospital’s Grand Appeal.

It joins ‘Eldoradog’ another of 80 massive Gromits displayed in and around Bristol. Both Westonbirt Gromits will be auctioned for the appeal.

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