Schools from across the city attended the launch of the Snowdogs by the Sea Snow pups Trail at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery on Sunday 18th September. Excited children, their parents and carers, teachers and artists gathered to show off their unique creations. The Snow puppies will be on show as part of Snowdogs by the Sea, extraordinary art trail, in venues across Brighton & Hove throughout the autumn.
Nineteen local schools have signed up to the campaign’s education programme, between them they have twenty two beautifully decorated Snow pups. Each pup has been designed and decorated by school pupils, the education programme showcases the creativity of local children. The programme uses Martlets expertise to support teachers working with children to help them understand bereavement and loss.
Councillor Pete West, Mayor of Brighton & Hove launched the trail alongside Sarah Posey, Head of Collections at Brighton Royal Pavilion and Museums.
Guests at the launch of the Snow puppies were also able to have first glimpse of the museum’s Snowdog themed Museum Lab.
Imelda Glackin, Martlets CEO said:
“This is a wonderful opportunity to get our children inspired and excited about art. One of the real benefits of our schools programme is that it goes beyond art, and covers themes including spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. We’ve included advice on how to discuss bereavement, which will help both teachers and students have a better understanding of how to support people who’ve experienced loss. I know Snowdogs by the Sea will bring our whole community together, provide free days out for children and families and help to create memories that will last a lifetime.”
The Snow pups will be exhibited at: Hove Museum, Brighton Museum, Booth Museum, Jubilee Library and Hove Library. The exhibition will run from 19 September until Christmas.