In Bruce Latimer's prints, dogs are benign entities or playful rogues that animate the backyard. Lin Onus' lifesize dingoes engage in dog's business—sniffing smells and playing with puppies. Painted in ochre colours, they are metaphors for Aboriginal Australia.

William Wegman's dog, a Weimaraner, is his muse, providing the continual inspiration for his photographs. Frank Hurley's 1915 sepia photograph captures the child and puppy engrossed in a timeless and poignant moment.

The little Jack Russell in William Strutt's delightful set of paintings is intent on making a crayfish his playmate. Human warnings would be of no use to him. For a dog, the way to learn about the world is by experiencing it, and experience it he does, with a nip on the paw.


Dog is built around a simple theme that all children can enjoy. From prehistoric times to the present day, dogs have been represented in art as the human companion. This exhibition looks at the way artists communicate their experiences of dogs.

William Strutt 'A Warm Response' 1889 Painting, Oil on Canvas