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23rd June 2017
Golden Gromit built with BAL
Renowned mosaicist Julie Vernon has created a sculpture with a difference: a giant golden Gromit. The piece is part of an unusual public exhibition in Bristol - and Julie has thanked BAL for its contribution. She said: "This was my first time working on a fibreglass base, so I needed to consult the experts on the right adhesive to fix the materials. BAL was an obvious choice for me as I have used their products before and know that they have a good Technical Advisory Service."
David Wilson heads BAL's Technical Advisory Service. He says: "I have been helping tilers for more than 25 years. Between us, the team has well over a century of experience and there are not many questions that we have never heard before. But, we have to confess, 'How do I tile a five-foot fibreglass dog?' was a new one."
Julie said: "The guys at BAL were really excited about the project. They usually deal with builders, not artists, so this was something a bit different. Then, when they heard that the sculpture was going to be auctioned for the Wallace and Gromit Grand Appeal charity, Bristol Children's Hospital, they kindly offered to donate the adhesive and deliver it too. Fantastic!"
Led by the internationally renowned Aardman Animations, Gromit Unleashed is a public art exhibition in the city of Bristol. Giant fibreglass sculptures of Gromit, standing five feet tall, have been 'unleashed' onto the streets of Bristol and the surrounding area. Each sculpture has been individually designed and created by invited artists, creating a trail of eighty unique pieces of art forming an art exhibition for 10 weeks during the summer of 2013.
9th August 2013