I was delighted to be invited down to a secret warehouse location this morning to meet some of the talented artists hard at work painting their snails for Snailspace Brighton & Hove. The sequel to the much loved ‘Snowdogs by the Sea’ that hit the streets in 2016.
Decorated by local artists and community groups, and sponsored by local businesses and individuals. The ‘Snailway’ of sculptures is brought to you by Martlets Hospice. In partnership with Wild in Art, to raise funds for their life changing hospice care.
One of the first artists to finish their snail is Jenny Leonard. She also painted one of the Snowdogs in 2016. This is a sneaky peek of her snail as she adds the finishing touches. I can’t show you too much of the design as it will spoil the surprise. The snails will be popping up all around the city this Autumn. 15th September – 18th November. Inquisitive passers-by and snail spotters will be encouraged to wander the city to enjoy and share the unique sculptures. At a snails pace of course! Martlets will auction all the snails afterwards to raise well needed funds for their hospice.
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Finally, if painted snails have caught your interest, why not have a look at Brighton artist Kate Jenkins knitted fish here.