The humble studio dog has played confidante, silent critic and muse to the artist for centuries. Many of these dogs sit quietly on studio floors while their owners paint, sculpt and produce work.
Dog Days is a simple ode to these special friends. It is an opportunity for their owners to honour their companions, to thank them for their tireless devotion and late nights burning the midnight oil before exhibition deadlines. Some have ‘borrowed’ their subjects but all have portrayed them with the respect they deserve.
EXHIBITING ARTISTS: Jason Benjamin, Lucy Culliton, Jason Fitzgerald, James Guppy, Claudia Greathead, Linde Ivimey, Rhys Lee, Adam Lester, William Mackinnon, Robert Malherbe, Guy Maestri, Leith Maguire, Ben Quilty, Monica Rohan, Martin Smith, Marina Strocchi, Deborah Williams and Heidi Yardley.
25 February – 25 March 2017
Dog Days will be running concurrently with Creatures: Great and Small at Philip Bacon Galleries and Bruce Heiser Gallery will be showcasing cats – this is war!
Image credit: Lucy Culliton, Five studio dogs (Hepzibah, Reddy, May Day, Super Zippy and Tessa), 2017, oil on canvas, 100.0 x 100.0 cm, $15,000