The exhibition was a wonderful eclectic mix of media, form and style representing dogs in art since the colonial Australia. Visitors were greeted by Smudge on entering the exhibition.
Tim Storrier is a prominent artist from Bathurst. He won the Archibald Prize in 2012 for The Histrionic Wayfarer (after Bosch). It was a particularly controversial win- after all it's difficult to win a portrait prize for a painting that doesn't actually feature a face. It did feature a little dog called Smudge - although I didn't know that at the time.
|Smudge. 2010. Tim Storrier.|
Smudge was a rescue dog previously known as Midgey. Sadly, as Midgey Smudge was owned by a teacher and one day she ate a guinea pig which just happened to be the classroom pet of her owner. And so it was off to the pound for Midgey. Thankfully she went on to greater fame.
I loved this arrangement of dogs by Craig Koometa.
Dog snow globe!
|Lair. Fiona Hall 2004|
|Roy- Prince of Orange. 2009. Victor Gordon.|
I was interested that there were two paintings referencing the super famous Hokusai's Great Wave off Kanagawa. I laughed out loud to see this one. It's got a fabulous title too.
|Michael and I are just slipping down to the pub for a minute.|
1992. Lin Onus.
|Portrait of the artist's wife c 1902. Rupert Bunny|
|Bargain Hunter. 2013. Joanna Braithwaite.|
I don't think I've ever seen the wave facing the other way, it's somewhat disconcerting.
|Dent at sea. 2006. Peter Kingston.|
|Dog in a gas mask. 2103. Peter Wegner.|
|My best friend. 1910. Douglas Fry.|
|Log Dog. 1970. Aleks Danko.|
Sadly Best in Show finishes tomorrow July 3.
Orange Regional Gallery
Byng St Orange
10-4 daily (closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Good Friday)
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