Brighton Dome is delighted to be hosting Roodle the Snowdog as part of Snowdogs by the Sea, an extraordinary public art trail organised by local charity, Martlets Hospice, in conjunction with Wild in Art, which will be held across Brighton and Hove during October and November.
Inspired by the much-loved pet labradoodle of Wild in Art Chief Exec Charlie Langhorne - whose company created the giant size incarnation - Roodle is the hairiest pooch in the more than 40 strong Snowdog pack. He is made, in Langhorne’s words of ‘love and emotion with a little bit of fibreglass as support’.
Of Roodle’s real life relation, Charlie Langhorne, Director of Wild in Art said: “Roodle is without doubt the world’s best dog ever! He’s quite a character and has captured the hearts of my family as well as the wider village community through his attendance at the weekly ‘pop up pub’. We are all thrilled to see him immortalised as a Snowdog and are looking forward to seeing his alter-ego at Brighton Dome. We are sure that Roodle, the Snowdog, will be very popular on the Snowdogs by the Sea trail.”
Photography specialists Vervate are the official sponsors of Roodle. Creative Director Susi Doherty says, “We have had a great time taking photographs of various Snowdogs all around Brighton and so it’s really special for us to be sponsoring the hairiest of them all, Roodle. The Martlets is very close to our hearts here at Vervate and we are honoured to be supporting their amazing work. We can’t wait to show Roodle off in the gorgeous setting of Brighton Dome.”
Roodle will be installed in Brighton Dome’s foyer between 24 September and 27 November 2016 as part of the city-wide trail which will include around 45 giant Snowdogs, each individually decorated by different artists, and a pack of 20 Snowdog puppy sculptures designed by local school children.
Andrew Comben, Chief Executive of Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival, says: “We look forward to welcoming Roodle the Snowdog to Brighton Dome and taking part in this great city-wide art project to raise money for The Martlets Hospice, a local charity and such a worthwhile cause.”
For more information about the Snowdogs by the Sea trail, click here