The Kirkwood
Wild in Art

A Wild in Art event brought to you by The Kirkwood.

The Snowdogs are coming to Kirklees!


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Schools, adopt & design a mini Snowdog


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For eight weeks in Autumn 2022 30 Snowdogs, and 30 mini sculptures, will be displayed around Kirklees as part of a world class public arts event never seen before in West Yorkshire.


Find out more about the business benefits of sponsoring a Snowdog sculpture.


We’re on the hunt for talented artists who can bring our spectacular Art Trail to life!


We’re inviting schools, colleges and youth organisations to adopt and design their very own mini Snowdog sculpture. 

The Snowdogs are coming to Kirklees!

The bees buzzed in Manchester. The elephants paraded through Sheffield. The rockets landed in Leicester. And now… the Snowdogs are coming to Kirklees.

For eight whole weeks in Autumn 2022, towns and villages across Kirklees will brought to life by a pack of dazzlingly decorated Snowdog sculptures, creating a spectacular event for our entire community to enjoy.

Each sculpture will be sponsored by a business and individually designed by an artist. A free event for all, Snowdogs Support Life, Kirklees will show off the very best creative talent from local, regional and national artists.

Our pack of Snowdogs will arrive next Autumn, with money raised throughout the event helping to support The Kirkwood, who provide vital care for people affected by any life limiting illness across Kirklees, every step of the way.


17 May 2022

There’s no denying it – Kirklees is a wonderful place to live, work and visit. There is something for everyone here, whether you enjoy country walks with your four-legged friends, retail therapy, or visiting quaint villages st.... READ MORE

16 May 2022

Our community is the beating heart of The Kirkwood. Through the launch of this fun, interactive art trail, we hope to reignite community spirit by bringing friends and families from across the borough together again after a challe.... READ MORE

16 May 2022

Those who are familiar with the tale of the Snowman and the Snowdog will remember the iconic scene where the pair take the young boy, Billy, on a magical adventure through the sky. As they make their way to the North Pole, festive.... READ MORE

16 May 2022

Over the past few weeks, we have travelled all corners of Kirklees to deliver the Snowdog pups to the schools taking part in Snowdogs Support Life, Kirklees. The Snowdog pups have made it safely to their temporary homes, where .... READ MORE

16 May 2022

People watching is a favourite past time for many of us, but artist Lou Sumray has turned her hobby into a reality, using her drawing skills capture the special moments shared between friends and families across Kirklees. When out.... READ MORE

16 May 2022

All systems are go for the Snowdogs team after we officially took delivery of over 60 Snowdog sculptures over the past couple of weeks and began distributing them across the country to be decorated. We also enjoyed the first few d.... READ MORE

9 May 2022

If you were asked to name a landmark in Huddersfield town centre, Saint George’s Square is probably one of the first to spring to mind. Having scooped a number of awards over the years, the region’s iconic square is home to Hu.... READ MORE

3 May 2022

Specialist recruitment agency, Stafflex, has recently joined the pack as a Snowdog sculpture sponsor. Over the coming months, Stafflex’s Snowdog will make its way to its trail location alongside 60 other sculptures, all of which.... READ MORE

3 May 2022

Leading train travel operator in the North, TransPennine Express, have signed up to become a large sculpture sponsor for the Snowdogs Support Life, Kirklees art trail, which will arrive in our region on 2nd September 2022. Comm.... READ MORE

3 May 2022

The next artist to join our lineup of talent is Cathy Simpson. Taking part in the trail to rekindle her love for Yorkshire and pay homage to her family’s heritage, Cathy has been commissioned by The Kirkwood to hand paint her st.... READ MORE

26 April 2022

Known far and wide for its rich history within textile manufacturing, Kirklees has always led the way in cutting edge design and innovation, even to this very day. Through his design ‘Two Tone Textile Tilly’, artist Mike Barre.... READ MORE

6 April 2022

Kirklees Active Leisure (KAL) has joined our highly anticipated art trail in the hope it will inspire our community to get out and about as they explore our many wonderful towns and villages. As part of their mission to help pe.... READ MORE


Event Sponsors

Official Photographer

Event Supporter

Logistics Partner

Design Partner

Event Supporter

Snowdog Sponsors

Illingworth & Gregory


UK Greetings



Reliance Precision

Made by Cooper

Lovell Homes

Kirklees College


Snowdogs Support Life 2022