The Popular Pet Show

The Popular Pet Show

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ORIGINAL ARTWORK - Madonna and dog, 2000, acrylic on canvas

November 2016

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National Portrait Gallery, Canberra

4 November 2016 - 13 March 2017

 

To finish off the year, Ken has had a unique selection of works chosen to appear in a wonderful new group exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery.

Clockwises from top left; Sammy, Spot, Indi and Bex, 2016, all acrylic on linen, 100 x 80cm

Clockwises from top left; Sammy, Spot, Indi and Bex, 2016, all acrylic on linen, 100 x 80cm

The Popular Pet Show celebrates our feathered and furry friends and brings together a wonderful group of artists, including  Nicholas Harding, Lucy Culliton, Darren McDonald, Anna Culliton, Fiona McMonagle, Noel McKenna, Graeme Drendel, Robyn Sweaney, Kristin Headlam, Shen Jiawei, Jude Rae, William Robinson, Janet Dawson and Davida Allen.  Ken has created four paw-traits of his beloved dogs especially for the exhibition.

Ken Done, 2016 by Mark Mohell

Ken Done, 2016 by Mark Mohell

To accompany the exhibition is a beautiful hard cover publication The Popular Pet Book, written by curator Dr Sarah Engledow;

"With a mum who was married to a tradie, you’d think it a fair chance that the baby Jesus would have grown up with a dog in the house."

Read Dr Sarah Engledow's essay on Ken's work HERE.

Opening night of The Popular Pet Show

Opening night of The Popular Pet Show

Click HERE to view The National Portrait Gallery video of The Popular Pet Show - Artist Interviews.

You can find out more and book tickets HERE.

Ken with Madonna and dog, 2000 and Walking the dog, 1991

Ken with Madonna and dog, 2000 and Walking the dog, 1991

Curator Dr Sarah Engledow at the Friends of the Gallery tour

Curator Dr Sarah Engledow at the Friends of the Gallery tour

All of the artists featured in The Popular Pet Show

All of the artists featured in The Popular Pet Show

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