Dog Days Exhibition at Jan Murphy Gallery
The humble studio dog has played confidante, silent critic and muse to the artist for centuries. Artists represented by Jan Murphy Gallery also have studio dogs. Many of these dogs sit quietly on studio floors while their owners paint, sculpt and produce work. They sit quietly, don’t criticise and stay alert for visitors. Studio dogs inherently know not to chew brushes, bark during moments of concentration or lift their legs on stacked canvases! 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.