• Wed. Jul 17th, 2024

North East Connected

Hopping Across The North East From Hub To Hub

Chief Exec Richard Waterhouse, Jess Vacher, Instructor Rachael Leonard, Jessica Ramm, Amy Hume and Clair Dowgill
Chief Exec Richard Waterhouse, Jess Vacher, Instructor Rachael Leonard, Jessica Ramm, Amy Hume and Clair Dowgill

The UK’s leading provider of construction information and knowledge management services sponsored a dog on the Great North Snowdogs trail – a large scale art and cultural event coming to the region in September – and has chosen students from the North East College to paint and design it.

Wild in Art has teamed up with local charity St Oswald’s Children’s Hospice to bring a 60-strong Snowdog trail to the North East, which will be on display throughout the region for a 10-week period during autumn and winter.

Artists from across the UK submitted their designs to Wild in Art and the college was chosen by NBS, who will host their Snowdog outside of their St Nicholas’s Street office.

NBS are working with a team of young and mature, print and textile students who created a design for the Snowdog, which has been done as part of their studies. The chosen artwork was selected due to its strong links to the City of Newcastle and reflects the people, buildings and industries that are associated with the city. Sketches which were drawn by students on acetate paper and then projected and hand drawn onto the dog, are now in the midst of being spray painted using local companies’ graphics and paint.

Chief Executive of NBS, Richard Waterhouse, who recently visited the students as they were hard at work with their design, said: “We are delighted to partner with Newcastle College on this project. The students have shown amazing imagination, skill and expertise and are a credit to the college. I’ve been lucky enough to see a sneak preview of the design and I just can’t wait to see our Snowdog!”

Rachael Leonard, Instructor at Newcastle College said: “We are honoured to have been chosen by NBS to design and decorate their Snowdog and we feel privileged to be a part of this fantastic initiative. The creativity and energy the students have shown since the start of the project has been amazing and we look forward to seeing the Snowdog placed in such an iconic part of Newcastle, outside the NBS offices, the Old Post Office.”

Once the trail has ended, all Snowdogs will be auctioned off to raise funds for St Oswald’s Children’s Hospice which provides short breaks and respite for children from across the region and support for their families.

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