An artist decorating Gromit

Hend and Lamiaa design a great Gromit for Bristol

Studied: MA Animation

UWE Bristol graduates Hend and Lamiaa won a competition to paint a statue for the Gromit Unleashed 2 arts trail which took place in the summer in Bristol, 2018.

The famous Aardman character, complete with original decoration by our animation alumni duo, was displayed at Bower Ashton campus.

The winning entry was inspired by oriental patterns and Arabic calligraphy.

“Coming from Egypt, we thought it would be interesting to include something from our culture and also reflect Bristol's diversity. We chose the Arabic letters of the word ‘Bristol’ to make patterns of the grass and trees surrounding the deer next to the campus”.

Hend Esmat

Taking place across the city, the arts trail comprised of over 60 original sculptures, including our Gromit.  The trail was organised by The Grand Appeal, the Bristol Children's Hospital Charity.

Decorating Gromit

The Gromit was painted in a studio alongside other famous designers and local artists, all creating sculptures for the trail. Our film captures the process of decorating the 1.5m high Gromit.

Launch Space Residents

Fresh from graduating, Hend and Lamiaa’s start-up animation business moved into UWE Bristol’s enterprise hub Launch Space. With the space and support provided their new business is growing. They’ve recently been commissioned to make an animation for MG Cars.

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