Spike - The Big Dog Art Trail

Artist: Donna Newman
Working with schools across the Midlands, Donna Newman seeks to inspire young people by transforming their learning environments with her vibrant artwork. She is a self-proclaimed addict of public art trails and has worked closely with Wild in Art on over 70 sculpture commissions, helping to raise more than £250,000 for charities through their sales. Donna’s fun and playful design sees the sculpture transformed into a giant cactus. Amusingly ironic, the artist has created a spiny plant out of the balloon dog form. With its feet rooted in Mexican style terracotta plant pots, the luscious green succulent is in bloom with vibrant pink flowers.

Sponsor: Hanson
Hanson UK is a leading supplier of low carbon heavy building materials to the construction industry.
They are part of Heidelberg Materials, one of the largest building materials manufacturers in the world, the global market leader in aggregates which also has leading positions in asphalt, cement, concrete and other downstream activities.

Swindog Auction

After the trail finishes the Swindogs will be auctioned to raise vital funds for Julia’s House, your local children’s hospice charity. If you have sponsored a uniquely designed and decorated big balloon dog sculpture this will be your chance to adopt your Swindog.  Then it can go to its forever home where it can be enjoyed for many years to come!

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