AQUARIUM’S VISITORS INVITED TO MAKE GROMIT FISH FACES

Visitors to Bristol Aquarium are being invited to pull their finest fish faces as part of a new Gromit-themed photo competition.

The Harbourside attraction has become the temporary home of one of the 80 Gromit sculptures dotted around the city as part of the public art trail ‘Gromit Unleashed’.

Created by angling explorer Jeremy Wade, the star of TV series ‘River Monsters’, the aquarium’s canine sculpture is titled ‘Fish Tales’ and has pride of place in the attraction’s foyer.

Now visitors are being encouraged to pose alongside the sculpture and upload their photos to the aquarium’s Facebook page, for the chance to win a three year family membership worth £346.50.

The winning entry will be chosen by Jeremy Wade himself.

Bristol Aquarium’s Tina Patel said: “Jeremy’s Gromit is a real work of art which has been inspired by the aquatic world.

“It’s already proven to be extremely popular both with visitors and staff and is becoming a major photo opportunity.

“We want to create an online gallery of the best pictures and we’ll then get Jeremy to choose a winner.

“Our own staff have been joining in the fun and although they won’t be able to enter the competition it hasn’t prevented them from pulling some truly extraordinary faces!” she added.

Jeremy Wade is a writer and TV presenter with a special interest in rivers and freshwater fish, who has been travelling (mostly solo) to the world’s remote rivers for over 25 years.

He has a degree in zoology and a postgraduate teaching certificate in biological sciences. For the last 5 years he has been presenting the hit TV series ‘River Monsters’, produced by Bristol based Icon Films.

Jeremy’s Gromit, along with the other 79, are on show for 10 weeks over the summer before they are auctioned off to raise money for Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal for the Bristol Children’s Hospital Charity.

• For more information visit www.gromitunleashed.org.uk

Issued by Bristol Aquarium. For more information please contact Tina Patel or David Waines on 0117 929 8929.