The Snowdogs are coming to Kirklees College


Kirklees College is proud to be supporting the Snowdogs Support Life campaign next Autumn as part of an ambitious free public art event organised by The Kirkwood. 

The large-scale sculptures are based on the canine character featured in The Snowman™ and The Snowdog, the classic animated story by Raymond Briggs, with Snowdogs Support Life, Kirklees set to bring the magical character to life in a vibrant and creative new way. 

Thirty uniquely designed Snowdog sculptures, all hand decorated by talented artists from across our region and beyond, will form the basis for the Art Trail, bringing a fun and innovative event to our towns and villages and celebrating the best of our local culture. 

Kirklees College will be sponsoring one of the Snowdogs on the trail and the sculpture will be installed outside the Huddersfield Centre.

At least thirty smaller Snowdogs will form part of a mini-trail, which will run alongside the main event. As part of this, The Kirkwood has invited Kirklees College students to get involved in a fun creative learning and design project.  

This week, the level 2 Art and Design students have been creating new designs for the Snowdogs to be entered into a competition with other local budding artists to be in with a chance of having their design selected to be put on a Snowdog.

Steve Plumstead, Curriculum Area Manager for Creative Industries at Kirklees College said:

“We are really proud of the work that we do to support The Kirkwood and are really excited to have our students involved in this milestone project. We hope that the Snowdogs trail will allow Kirklees College to promote our partnership with The Kirkwood and connect with the local community through these new sculptures.”

Follow our social media channels @kirkleescollege to stay up-to-date about the Snowdog trail and when the college’s Snowdog will be installed.

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