An art exhibition for dogs is coming to London

Written by
Kyra Hanson

Fed up of leaving your furry pal at home or tied up outside when you're exploring London's great cultural institutions? Well, you're in luck as there's a gallery opening that won't turn its nose up at your pets. Upon arrival, you and your pooch will be directed through four interactive installations, and it's your dog's experience here that is paramount. 

The exhibition features a selection of paintings and drawings commissioned by artist Dominic Wilcox – (a person, not a dog). The paintings are created using colours only dogs can see, (greys, blues and yellows, apparently) and the series includes an artist’s interpretation of a dog’s excitement when letters fall through the letterbox and a multimedia video installation for dogs that simulates a frisbee bouncing around a screen. Exciting stuff.

We're not sure how much a giant bowl filled with toy balls resembling dog food will be appreciated but the head-out-of-the car simulator that blows wind and scents through the air will surely get tails wagging. While you're meeting like-minded animal lovers, let your dog loose at the water jets, which jump from one bowl to the next for dogs to chase. MORE TH>N’s #PlayMore campaign is also calling on dog owners to pledge to spend 15 extra minutes a day playing with their dog meaning MORE TH>N will donate £1 to the RSPCA for every pledge made.

You can reserve a ticket for you and your dog here, and there will be a limited number of walk-ins on each day. 

The #Playmore exhibition is at 47/49 Tanner Street, Southwark, SE1 3PL on Aug 19 11am–6pm and Aug 20 9am–4pm.

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