Morgan Crowned Swindon Advertiser Competition Winner - The Big Dog Art Trail

Morgan crowned Swindon Advertiser competition winner

Date published: 26 January 2023

The Swindon Advertiser, our media partner, invited their younger readers to create a design for the Swindog they’re sponsoring. Morgan Guillery, who’s 12 and from Swindon, has been announced as their winning artist.

Morgan’s next challenge will be to paint his amazing, striking design onto the huge balloon dog sculpture. He’s one of the youngest artists to design and paint a Wild in Art sculpture.

The 12-year-old said: “It’s really cool, it feels like winning the golden ticket.

“I had this idea in my mind of a steampunk design, like Swindon’s steam engines, and finished it in a couple of hours.

“It’s cool to know that a bunch of people will be seeing it, taking photos and posing next to it, and it’s a good way to promote my work.

“This could not have turned out better, it’s exciting.”

Artwork by Morgan’s mum Judy will also be used for another sculpture, making the community event a family affair.

Project manager Chris Hyde said: “The winning design from Morgan is just stunning and we can’t wait to see it come to life on one of our Swindogs, it is going to be an amazing addition to the trail in Swindon this summer and I’m sure it will do well in the auction in September.

“Congratulations Morgan, you’re very talented! I’d also like to say a big thank you to the Swindon Advertiser for coming on board as our media partner and running this fantastic competition for the younger readers of Swindon.”

You’ll be able to see Morgan’s Swindog by the Rose Garden in the Town Gardens, in Swindon, this summer (15 July to 3 September 2023).

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