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Snowdogs by the Sea 2016

Snowdogs by the Sea 2016

Snowdogs by the Sea is coming to Brighton in the autumn. Martlets Hospice have teamed up with Wild in Art to stage an incredible public art trail in Brighton & Hove

Over 40 large scale Snowdog sculptures, inspired by the much loved animated short film, The Snowman and The Snowdog. The sculptures will be auctioned to raise funds for Martlets Hospice once the art trail has finished

The Snowdogs, decorated by artists and generously sponsored by local businesses, will be on show in streets, parks, and surprising locations around Brighton & Hove. And local school children will be decorating a pack of Snowdog puppy sculptures


Artists and designers, both well-known and undiscovered, local and national are invited to submit Snowdog designs which will be shortlisted and selected by our expert panel.

Deadline for submissions is 1st April 2016. If you wish to submit a design for selection, please read ourartist pack and submission form, which includes an art work template. Please ensure you read all of the terms and conditions in the form.

Click the links below to download the artists information pack and submission form which includes the template for you to use for your designs.

If you are one of the artists selected we will let you know by the end of May 2016. Your design will be exhibited in a sponsors exhibition in June 2016, where companies and people who have sponsored the sculptures will choose their design.

We will let you know by the end of June 2016 if your design has been chosen to be part of the trail.

Download the Artists pack Download the Submission form  

Schools Programme

Martlets is inviting local schools and colleges to be part of the exciting Snowdogs by the Sea art event by offering them the opportunity to buy and decorate a Mini Snowdog.

This Schools Programme is designed to take pupils on a fulfilling journey of discovery and learning using a Mini Snowdog sculpture as an artist’s canvas for discussion, debate, research and application.

Snowdogs by the Sea is following in the footsteps of successful trails in Birmingham, Bristol, London and Norwich where the schools involved found them to be an innovative way to meet their educational targets as well as a wonderful way to become more involved with a local charity. The much-loved story of the Snowman and the Snowdog is one that will resonate with people of all ages. It explores important themes of love, loss and hope; a story we tell at Martlets every day.

The Mini Snowdogs cost £495 + VAT. Contact Antonia Shepherd on 01273 718782 or email

So that schools can receive and decorate their Mini Snowdogs before the end of the summer term, please place your order no later than Friday 11 March 2016.

Download the Schools programme pack (pdf).


Snowdogs by the Sea is about building partnerships. It offers a unique opportunity to unite the business and creative sectors with local communities to host the biggest and most accessible art trail Brighton & Hove has ever seen.

Sponsors of the 1.5m high, specially commissioned Snowdog sculptures will gain the opportunity to showcase their organisation’s brand and its services, whilst accessing an array of marketing and PR opportunities.

The Snowdogs will be on display in public spaces across Brighton and Hove for up to ten weeks this autumn. The Snowdog trail will be a creative magnet for media attention. Similar trails have attracted thousands of local, regional and national visitors – making a significant impact on the economic and cultural life of the region.

Find out more – download our sponsorship pack.