110 dog inspired artworks have made their way around the Bundaberg CBD in the FOUND! Studio Dog Exhibition and Art Trail.
FOUND! Studio Dog Exhibition and Art Trail’s Adrienne Williams said the project opened on Friday night and they had a wonderful response from the community, and they looked forward to the next six weeks of showcasing man’s best friend.
“There are about 40 art pieces in BRAG and 110 across the track,” Adrienne said.
“We have our community dog walk, where people can walk their dogs and follow the map to view each of pieces, and the next one will be held on 13 September.”
Taking part in the self-guided Found! Art Trail Dog Walk, Amanda Nelson with Pooh Bear the Maltese x Shitzu, Kelly Leather with her Kelpie Hank, and Rhonda Challen with Sherman the Boxer, all said they enjoyed checking out the dog-inspired artwork.
The trio from East Bundaberg Veterinary Hospital and Bargara Veterinary Surgery said the dog walk was ideal for dog and art lovers alike.
Rhonda said the Found! Art Trail Dog Walk was a great way to be involved in the community with their four-legged friends.
She said she jumped on the Found! Studio Dog website and followed the self-guided map.
“It gives you a blurb about the artwork and artist and it’s really interesting,” Rhonda said.
“There are some amazing artworks to view, and we’ve absolutely enjoyed taking part.”
As well as taking part in the Found! Art Trail Dog Walk Amanda said they were handing out hydro dog vouchers and sharing details about the monthly dog walk held at Bargara.
“This art trail is really a good way to get out with your dog and socialise,” Amanda said.
Kelly said the Bargara Dog Walk takes place on the second Sunday of the month at 4pm, and participants could meet at the Bargara Veterinary Surgery to take part in that event.
Students take part in art prize exhibition
Andree Roberts helped organised the children’s art prize and she said there had been a good response from the local students, and there was still time for more children to submit artwork inspired by their pets.
“All of these artworks are just so gorgeous,” Andree said.
“Pets are all about self-care, lowering our blood pressure, and making us happy, so that’s the main message we have – come out and see children enjoying their art.
“Then join in the fun by participating in the scavenger hunt on our Found! Art Trail Dog Walk right through until 18 October.”
Andree said the FOUND! Studio Dog Exhibition and Art Trail student’s art prize exhibition was open to children up to the age of 17, and it was aimed to help take away some of life’s stresses that the younger generation may face, by having them sketch, paint or photographer their pets.
Oliver Botha was proud as punch to see his portrait of his pet cockatiel Calypso hanging proudly on the wall in the children’s art prize in the FOUND! Studio Dog Exhibition and Art Trail.
“He screeches a lot,” Oliver said.
“I had fun drawing him. And my sister and my brother drew a picture of him too.”
Andree said the student’s art prize exhibition would be open for groups bookings by appointment or for more information people could phone her on 0416 228 857.