For Dog Show, 15 cultured pooches who live with a variety of artists and curators have been invited to select their top dog-related artworks. With a little help from their human companions, these canine curators have selected artworks in what is believed to be the first exhibition of its kind.

The show includes a series of Joan Jonas dog drawings and performances by Krõõt Juurak & Alex Bailey, both chosen by Bedlington Whippet, Agnes who lives with curator Joyce Cronin; Border Terrier Cross Ruby has selected Martin Creed’s 2007 film work ‘Orson and Sparky’, as well as works by Adam Chodzko, Heather Phillipson and Tom Woolner; Tess, a Border Terrier who lives with gallerist Karsten Schubert has put forward Lucian Freud’s portrait of ‘Pluto, Aged 12’ and a drawing by James Pyman; art critic Louisa Buck’s canine companion Samson, a Cockerpoo has selected ‘Dog Duet’ and ‘The Spelling Lesson’ by William Wegman; Olive Shih Tzu/ Poodle mix has been working with gallery director Matthew Higgs to select a series of dog paintings by Ryan Brown and paintings by Babak Ganjei; Labradoodle Spencer who lives with Whitechapel curator Habda Rashid has picked two David Shrigley’s, ‘Hello There’.

Heather Phillipson // Martin Creed // Adam Chodzko // Rob Pruitt // Ryan Brown // Babak Ganjei // Joan Jonas // Krōōt Juurak & Alex Bailey // Jem Finer // David Shrigley // David Harrison // William Wegman // James Moir AKA Vic Reeves // Oona Grimes // Tom Woolner // Errol Drysdale // Kathryn & Robin Klassnik // Leah Capaldi // Brian Catling // James Pyman // Abigail Lane // Simon Raven // Fani Parali // Fran Cottell // Tim Spooner // Melanie Jackson // Lucian Freud // Maryrose Sinn

Selected by:
Olive // Agnes // Ruby // Samson // Bonzo // Marj // Spencer // Jessy // Matt E Mulsion // Tess // Frank, Binky and Milou // Mini and Dora

Download Beastly Bodies, an extract from Melanie Jackson and Esther Leslie’s book ‘Deeper in The Pyramid’  2018.

Event Programme //

Day for Dogs // Saturday 31 August

Dog portraits by Sally Muir // £50 +VAT // 10:30am – 12:30pm and 1:30 – 4pm
Isle of Dogs / I Love Dogs // Performance by Patrick Furness

Learning Programme //

As Happy as a Dog with Two Tails // Summer Workshops for Families

Dogs Trust Workshops for Families // Friday 30 August

Received Press //

artnet // July 2019 (online)

The Art Newspaper // July 2019 (online)

Time Out // July 2019

London Live // July 2019 (online)

The Spectator // August 2019 

DOG SHOW is generously supported by Arts Council England, Southwark Council, The Paul & Louise Cooke Endowment and Omnicolour.

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