Sunday, 13 October 2013
Bye bye Gromit
So its all over! Gromit Unleashed went out with a bang when it had its grand finale of a live auction of all 92 Gromits! It all took place in Bristol on the 3rd October, with Bargain Hunt's presenter, Tim Wonnacott acting as celebrity auctioneer. Unfortunately we couldn't make it due to other commitments but we watched the live auction online to see how much each Gromit would go for.
When Hullaballoon was finally up we were biting our nails down to nothing! We were convinced it wouldn't sell and let everyone down. Luckily we were very, very wrong, Hullaballoon went for a stonking £26,000! It was won in the room, so whoever you are thank you for being so generous! We've put the clip up on Youtube for all to see here.
All in all the auction was a terrific success with all 92 Lots raising an incredible £2.3 million! We couldn't be more proud to be part of such a huge project and as we tell a lot of people, we'll never be part of a bigger art exhibition than this - its just got possible! So thank you to everyone for the support and going to see Hullaballoon, it means the world to us.