Up at the Mall at Cribbs Causeway there are three sculptures. The one outside the main entrance to John Lewis is In-cog-nito. A clockwork retro robot style Feathers McGraw, he is not just painted but has moving parts and glowing eyes.
The insides are a huge collection of cogs and clockwork mechanisms including a huge key to wind him up. All the cogs rotate and click around.
As well as the eyes glowing red, his head rotates, which is somewhat freaky.
I hadn’t expected to see this one, but I was walking past the Marriott Hotel on Castle Hill when I noticed the Gromit Unleashed stickers on the pavement leading into the hotel. Up the stairs I went and found this sculpture in the bar.
One in a Minion sees the incorrigible Feathers McGraw painted up as a Minion.
Quite challenging to photograph, not just the punters in the bar, but also the sunlight from the door behind the sculpture.
So 2018 sees another trail featuring Aardman’s characters from Wallace and Gromit.
In Gromit Unleashed 2 Nick Park’s Academy Award®-winning character Gromit has returned to Bristol for his second starring role in the award-winning charity’s sculpture trails, but this time he’s not alone; the loveable pooch is joined by his pal Wallace and arch nemesis Feathers McGraw! The criminal mastermind penguin is on the loose again and the dynamic duo is out to track him down! Gromit is raring to go, but Wallace can’t resist having a nice sit down to soak up the scenery, and enjoy a lovely cup of tea at every opportunity. The trail features over 60 giant sculptures designed by high-profile artists, designers, innovators and local talent. Sculptures are positioned in high footfall and iconic locations around Bristol and the surrounding area, perfect for a family day out around the city and beyond.
I have captured a couple, but am planning to capture them all.
In the galleries is 35. Caractacus Paws, which sees Gromit riding his version of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
In Quakers Friar is 37. Fromage McGraw we see the cheeky penguin masquerading as a cheesy chicken.