Wallace and Gromit


As promised I went to the Wallace and Gromit exhibition at the Herbert and, as expected, it was fantastic. The exhibition itself was quite small for something so prestigious, but the amount of information and the amount of artefacts crammed into the single gallery was very impressive.

I attempted to take a few photos but unsurprisingly I was pounced upon by a vigilant steward before I had so much as removed the lens cap. I would love to be able to post on here some pictures of the sets, they are absolutely stunning. The attention to detail and the obvious painstaking work is so clear to see, the results are totally fantastic. All the sets sit behind glass panels and they are beautifully lit, so often in galleries or museums the lighting is either too harsh or too dull but a well lit artefact can make all the difference. The sets consist of a wide range of settings such as living rooms, gardens, large hallways, carousels and shop fronts, its fascinating to see the sheer amount of work that has gone into these beautiful works of art. Another cabinet contains a number of the props during the shoot, all of which are of course perfectly to scale and in keeping with the distinctive Aardman style.

It was also great to see so many kids there obviously inspired and excited by what was on show, just as I was many years ago when the exhibition visited Bristol. If you can get to the exhibition before the 17th of Jan then I recommend you do so, it won’t take you long and most of it is really worth seeing. Apologies for the lack of photos, I would love to have some to show you.


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