Mummy told us there’s a “Dog Show” in Brighton this weekend, so we took train from London Bridge …it took all of about an hour to get there.
We arrived at Brighton Train Station and using Google Map, Mummy navigated us through the busy streets till we turned off into Sillwood Road. And when we saw these dog “markings” Along the pavementWe knew we were on the right track! And the number is dog markings seem to grow in numbers as we walked along Ahhhh, I am beginning to realise it is not a “Dog Show” as we know it.It is part of the Artist Open Houses series.And so we have arrived at THE DOG SHOW at 33 Sillwood Road in Brighton!There were a lot of dogs at the show but they weren’t “showing” as we know it … Their owners came to see the dog-inspired art Or they came to be sketched by Sally MuirWe were more curious about some
– than others. 🙂 But this is Sally’s dog, Nell – she was a little grumpy – didn’t blame her, so many dogs and humans had invaded her space.There were also a lot of “fake” dogs!(Papier mâché dogs by Lorraine Corrigan)And look at these knitted dogs! Think we’re getting one of me and one of George knitted! 🙂(Knitted dogs by Muir and Osborne)
And little miniature extraordinarily life-like needle-felted dogs – Mummy asked if the artist would do one of a cockapoo(Felted Fido by Dee McCracken)
And wire dogs! (Wire dogs by Bridget Baker)
Flower dogs!(Electric Daisy Flower Farm)
And dogs that light up! (Myra Heller Light Art)And of course there were drawings and paintings by our lovely friend Sally Muir(Art by Sally Muir)
This is Potato Art also by Sally Muir. Mummy said when she did potato art in school, they never came out like that!
But Mummy liked all the cakes at “Orlando’s Cafe” in the kitchen – they were delicious, according to Mummy.Oh, and in the kitchen were the Danger Dog series (Danger Dogs)
May’s comment: A feast for the eyes! So many things I would love to have and have asked if the artists could do Cockapoo versions. So will have to wait and see.
The Artists Open Houses festival are in Brighton, Hove, Ditchling, Rottingdean and the Ouse valley. On every weekend in May (30th April – 30th May), artists open their homes and studios featuring everything from sculpture and painting to jewellery, ceramics and textiles.