Artist: David Mach (Karen Murat PA)
David Mach is one of the UK’s most successful and respected artists. He is known for his dynamic and imaginative large scale collages, sculptures and installations using diverse media, including coat hangers, matches, magazines and many other materials. The Scottish artist, who now lives and works in London, was nominated for the Turner Prize in the late 1980s for a string of critically acclaimed installations. Today, Mach’s works are in the collections of the National Galleries of Scotland, the National Portrait Gallery in London, and the McMaster Museum of Art in Hamilton, among others. David has not only designed a Swindog, he’s also created a smaller Swinpup design for The Big Dog Art Trail! David’s brother, Robert Mach, has created his own wildly different Swindog design as well. Can you spot them all?
Sponsor: Imagine Cruising
Imagine Cruising is the official Community Partner for The Big Dog Art Trail and long term supporter of Julia’s House children’s hospice. Imagine Cruising lives up to its mantra of “More Than Just A Cruise”, creating exclusive land experiences at compelling flight-inclusive prices. An award-winning holiday company, they are known for their series of one-off exclusive events worldwide, starring sporting and musical icons in stunning locations.
“It is vital that we do all we can to raise awareness about Julia’s House children’s hospice charity and we’re thrilled to be doing so in such a fun and engaging way that brings art and culture to the heart of Swindon. We will be sponsoring not one but two of the Swindogs and can’t wait to see them on the trail.” – Robin Deller, Imagine Cruising CEO
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!Find out more