Only a few days left to see the Swindogs

By Barrie Hudson - 31 August 2023


The Big Dog Art Trail runs until Sunday 3 September.

Created and organised by local charity Julia's House Children's Hospice and Wild in Art, the trail features 30 Swindogs in locations including Lydiard Park, Swindon Designer Outlet and the County Ground.
Designed by a variety of artists from the local area, some of the sculptures were created in the East Shed of the Carriage Works, supporting Swindon Borough Council's commitment for the site to create a vibrant hub for learning, creative and digital technology industries.
Alongside the giant balloon dogs, there will are 42 super cute Swinpups. These were designed by local schools and community groups and are displayed in a variety of venues across town including local libraries.
People can find out more about the trail and the locations of all the Swindogs by downloading the free Big Dog Art Trail app from their mobile store or visiting
The site has details of where people can pick up a map in exchange for a small donation to Julia’s House.
Over the weekend of 16 and 17 September, the Swindogs and Swinpups will be gathered together under one roof for their final showing. 
Held in the iconic STEAM Museum, this will be the last chance for people to see all the sculptures.
There will also be Swindog and Swinpup souvenirs on sale and a raffle with prizes of miniature versions of artist Robert Mach's Tunnock’s tea cake inspired Swindog called ‘Running with the Dogs’.
Finally, on 19 September, there will be a grand auction of Swindogs.
Full details of these events can be found on the website.

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