A Swindon mum and son have united to contribute to the town’s most ambitious art project of the year.

Judy and Morgan Guillery each designed one of the 72 individual Swindog sculptures for the Big Dog Art Trail.

The dogs were unveiled at Lydiard House last week and the 16-mile trail is now launched, with the brightly coloured balloon dogs dotted around the town.

Local artist Judy opted for a design based on nature.

Swindon Advertiser: Judy's Swindog design is called 'Love Grows'.Judy's Swindog design is called 'Love Grows'. (Image: Newsquest)

“I have been working on my art for quite some time but the sculpture was a completely new proposition for me as I normally work with small pieces,” she said.

“I wanted to keep it fairly simple so it is a style I am used to using as I love trees so I have called the dog Love Grows.”

The 45-year-old was eager to join the artist ranks for the project and her dog is now realised and located outside the Civic Offices as it was sponsored by Swindon Borough Council.

“I desperately wanted to do a dog and be a part of it,” said Judy.

Swindon Advertiser: Morgan's Swindog design is called 'Steampup'.Morgan's Swindog design is called 'Steampup'. (Image: Newsquest)

“We had to try and figure out things as we went along and they posed a lot of challenges along the process but it was so worth it.”

Morgan then won the Swindon Advertiser’s competition to be sponsored the £6,000 needed to design a dog for the trail.

“It took me a couple of weeks in total and I loved the way that steampunk designs look and with Swindon’s heritage with steam works, it fits perfectly,” said the 12-year-old.

“This has all made me want to follow my mum’s footsteps and get into art in the future.”

Swindon Advertiser: Morgan's Swindog even features a self-destruct button.Morgan's Swindog even features a self-destruct button. (Image: Newsquest)

It took four weeks in total for the two dogs to be completed and Morgan’s Steampup can be found in the Town Gardens.

The aim of the trail is to raise funds for Wiltshire children’s hospice charity Julia’s House with both local and national artists uniting to design the various Swindogs.

The trail will run until Sunday, September 3, with all the sculptures being auctioned off and the proceeds going to Julia’s House.