Over the last couple of days throughout Tyne and Wear, we’ve been invaded…in the most adorable fashion possible. The Snowdogs have arrived and they’re everywhere and it’s amazing. 


Inspired by Raymond Chancler’s ‘The Snowman and The Snowdog’ – The Snowdogs are part of the Great North Snowdogs project presented by Wild in Art in partnership with St Oswald’s Children’s Hospice that takes in Businesses, Schools, Artists well known and undiscovered. Over the next ten weeks, the Snowdogs will form a trail that you can follow (and there’s even a Snowdogs App available on iTunes and GooglePlay to help you track your progress) and each Snowdog features a unique design by a different artist.

(My personal favourite is one of the Little Dogs in Eldon Square Arnold Snowflake.) 

Something particularly exciting that Gateshead Library are doing, is running a competition offering the opportunity to take part in a Masterclass with North East Grafitti Artist Frank Styles, the designer of their big Snowdog – Grafitti Dog.

It’s a super exciting chance to win a session with one of the Snowdog Designers. Just look at Grafitti Dog –

Information on how to enter the competition is below –

Snowdogs Graffiti Art Competition

 Want to win a Graffiti masterclass with Gateshead Library Snowdog artist Frank Styles? In this free workshop you’ll learn the basics of street art and graffiti, how to free hand spray paint and create a big masterpiece using stencils.

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is to use the snow dog templates and create your own street art masterpiece; you can draw, paint or digitise your dog but it MUST be your own original design. This competition is open to anyone ages 11-26 and the winners will be picked on October the 7th. The winning workshop will be at 8pm on Friday October the 14th at Gateshead Central Library. We’ll also give Japanese sweet hampers to the winners. 

To enter submit your name, age, contact details and design entry to animeattacks@gmail.com.

 Good luck!

More info on the Snowdogs here.