Locations sought for art sculptures

Snowdog on Millennium Bridge.
Snowdog on Millennium Bridge.

Nominations are being sought for locations to become temporary homes for giant sculptures in September.

Great North Snowdogs is a mass-participation art project aiming to raise funds for St Oswald’s Children’s Hospice.

An interactive trail across Tyne and Wear is being created for people to follow, as well as a mini trail of smaller Snowdogs, created by local schoolchildren.

The sculptures will be individually designed and decorated by an artist and sponsored by a business or individual.

Jane Hogan, Great North Snowdogs project lead, said: “We are really excited to hear where the people of Tyne and Wear want to see a Snowdog.”

Ideas should be submitted by January 29, by posting on Great North Snowdogs’ Facebook and Twitter pages.

Alternatively, email hello@greatnorthsnowdogs or write to Great North Snowdogs, St Oswald’s Hospice, Regent Avenue, Gosforth, Newcastle, NE3 1EE.

Jane added: “We want a broad cross section of places from across the region, but there are a few things to bear in mind when making suggestions.

“Sculptures will need to be displayed in locations which are accessible seven days a week, but shopping centres and buildings etc will be considered providing opening times are appropriate.

“The trail will be based around the Tyne and Wear Metro route to ensure easy access via public transport, so locations should be within reasonable distance by foot or public transport from the station (exceptions may be considered).”

For more information visit www.greatnorthsnowdogs.co.uk or Facebook/greatnorthsnowdogs