Great North Snowdogs
Proving there’s no business like ‘snow’ business, the Great North Snowdogs event bounded into Newcastle and Tyne & Wear September, 2016. More than 50 large-scale Snowdog sculptures, inspired by the much-loved, animated short film, The Snowman and The Snowdog they were joined by a pack of little Snowdog sculptures, designed by local school children. The event was delivered by Wild in Art in partnership with St Oswald’s Hospice Children’s Service. Proceeds from the Snowdogs charity Auction will go towards supporting children with incurable conditions.
- Dates: 19 September 2016 – 20 November 2016
- Farewell Weekend: 2 – 4 December 2016
- Auction: 6 December 2016
- Location: Newcastle and Tyne & Wear
- Charity Partner: St Oswald’s Hospice
- Event website: Great North Snowdogs
Our Jeff Rowland was not slow coming forward to support the Great North Snowdog event. His dog “Arthur” – named in memory of his Dad – was a huge hit. Now you can buy your very own miniature model and support St. Osward’s Hospice who took great care of Jeff’s father during his final days fighting a terminal illness – for which Jeff will be forever grateful.
Designed by artist Jeff Rowland who is well known for his paintings of couples caught in the rain. For this particular canvas, he creates a snowy scene for his trademark couple. Arthur is named after Rowland’s late father, who was cared for by St.Oswalds Hospice. Arthur is designed in memory of Arthur Rowland.
The feel-good factor
An agreed proportion of the sale of the Snowdog figurine is paid to the nominated charity to support their vital work.