Martin Creed Work No. 670, Orson and Sparky, 2007 Medium: 35mm film, colour, sound Duration: 4 Minutes, 16 Seconds © Martin Creed. All Rights Reserved, DACS/Artimage 2019

This summer, Southwark Park Galleries celebrate their 35th anniversary with a contemporary art show about dogs, chosen by dogs.

Lucian Freud. Pluto, Aged 12, 2000 Etching © Lucian Freud Courtesy Karsten Schubert

For ‘Dog Show’, 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. ‘Dog Show’ runs from 18 July until 8 September 2019 and admission is free.

David Shrigley Hello There, 2012 Video still Courtesy Stephen Friedman Gallery © The Artist

The show includes a series of Joan Jonas dog drawings and performances by Performances for Pets, 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 Lucien Freud’s portrait of Pluto, Aged 12 and a drawing by James Pyman; art critic Louisa Buck’s canine companion Samson has selected Dog Duet and The Spelling Lesson by William Wegman; Olive, a 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 Shrigleys, Hello There and I’m Dead. Also on show are works by Oona Grimes, Rob Pruitt, Brian Catling, Errol, Leah Capaldi, Jem Finer, Tim Spooner, Abigail Lane, David Harrison, and others.


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