The Kirkwood
Wild in Art

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

The Snowdogs are coming to Kirklees!


Sponsors, get involved!


Schools, adopt & design a mini Snowdog


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Meet our Sponsors



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.


28 June 2022

  We’ve had a very exciting few weeks at Snowdogs HQ. Our ‘boarding kennels’ are getting more and more vibrant by the day as the sculptures make their return to The Kirkwood in all their decorated glory. Over .... READ MORE

23 June 2022

Chartered Building Surveyors, Project Managers and Quantity Surveyors, Lucas Lee, are the latest company to join Snowdogs Support Life, Kirklees, signing up to become a large sculpture sponsor for the North’s most anticipated ar.... READ MORE

8 June 2022

Space exploration has gripped the headlines for centuries, with many of us intrigued by the mystery of the universe and what lies beyond Earth. Outer space adventures are loved by the masses whether it’s the discovery of new pla.... READ MORE

7 June 2022

A tenacious team of tutors from the Creative and Media Studio School at Netherhall Learning Campus are dusting off their walking shoes as they gear up for a big challenge in aid of The Kirkwood and Snowdogs Support Life, Kirklees..... READ MORE

6 June 2022

Comedy fans across the country will be familiar with the hit TV show Last of the Summer Wine, which was set in the quaint town of Holmfirth for nearly 40 years. The town’s sprawling, contoured landscape and stone built houses qu.... READ MORE

30 May 2022

With unity and collaboration at the very heart of Snowdogs Support Life, Kirklees, it’s no wonder that some of our artists have been inspired by a sense of togetherness. Designed to connect our community with loved ones and thos.... READ MORE

26 May 2022

At The Kirkwood, we so often rely on the generosity of volunteers to make our work possible. Their time is incredibly valuable to us and we’re fortunate enough to have a fantastic team of volunteers who so selflessly dedicate th.... READ MORE

25 May 2022

Snowdogs Support Life, Kirklees is the largest community event of its kind to ever come to West Yorkshire, with our towns and villages set to be transformed by vibrantly decorated sculptures for all to enjoy. While our artists .... READ MORE

25 May 2022

Family-owned business, Illingworth & Gregory (I&G), has been operating throughout the region for nearly 50 years, delivering a wide range of high profile construction, design and refurbishment projects. With the company.... READ MORE

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


Event Sponsors

Media Partner

Official Photographer

Event Supporter

Logistics Partner

Design Partner

Event Supporter

Snowdog Sponsors

Donaldson’s Vets

Lucas Lee

Dewsbury Creative Town

Dewsbury Creative Town

Historic England

TransPennine Express

Illingworth & Gregory


UK Greetings



Reliance Precision

Made by Cooper

Lovell Homes

Kirklees College


Snowdogs Support Life 2022