Dog Show Contemporary art. Chosen by dogs. For dogs and humans.

For Dog Show, 15 cultured pooches who live with a variety of artists and curators have been invited to select their top dog-related artworks. With a little help from their human companions, these canine curators have selected artworks in what is believed to be the first exhibition of its kind.

18 July – 8 September 2019 | Lake Gallery  & Dilston Gallery

Exhibition Open:  Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday / 11am – 5pm

Saturday 31 August / Day for Dogs

Event Programme

Dog portraits by Sally Muir / £50 / To book your slot please contact

10:30am – 12:30pm and 1:30 – 4pm

Isle of Dogs / I Love Dogs // Performance by Patrick Furness

  • Heather Phillipson
  • Martin Creed
  • Adam Chodzko
  • Rob Pruitt
  • Ryan Brown
  • Babak Ganjei
  • Joan Jonas
  • Kr??t Juurak & Alex Bailey
  • Jem Finer
  • David Shrigley
  • David Harrison
  • William Wegman
  • James Moir AKA Vic Reeves
  • Oona Grimes
  • Tom Woolner
  • Errol Drysdale
  • Kathryn & Robin Klassnik /
  • Leah Capaldi
  • Brian Catling
  • James Pyman
  • Abigail Lane
  • Simon Raven
  • Fani Parali
  • Fran Cottell
  • Tim Spooner
  • Melanie Jackson
  • Lucian Freud
  • Maryrose Sinn

Selected by:
Olive // Agnes // Ruby // Samson // Bonzo // Marj // Spencer // Jessy // Matt E Mulsion // Tess // Frank, Binky and Milou // Mini and Dora


The show includes a series of Joan Jonas dog drawings and performances by Krõõt Juurak & Alex Bailey, both chosen by Bedlington Whippet, Agnes who lives with curator Joyce Cronin; Border Terrier Cross Ruby has selected Martin Creed’s 2007 film work ‘Orson and Sparky’, as well as works by Adam Chodzko, Heather Phillipson and Tom Woolner; Tess, a Border Terrier who lives with gallerist Karsten Schubert has put forward Lucian Freud’s portrait of ‘Pluto, Aged 12’ and a drawing by James Pyman; art critic Louisa Buck’s canine companion Samson, a Cockerpoo has selected ‘Dog Duet’ and ‘The Spelling Lesson’ by William Wegman; Olive Shih Tzu/ Poodle mix has been working with gallery director Matthew Higgs to select a series of dog paintings by Ryan Brown and paintings by Babak Ganjei; Labradoodle Spencer who lives with Whitechapel curator Habda Rashid has picked two David Shrigley’s, ‘Hello There’.

Southwark Park Galleries

Southwark Park Galleries New Name Logo

The gallery have officially changed their name to Southwark Park Galleries to include the Lake Gallery (formerly The Gallery) situated by Southwark Park’s lake and new Pavilion cafe (launching in summer 2019) and the Grade II listed building in the southwest corner of Southwark Park Dilston Gallery (formerly Dilston Grove)

Established in 1983 The Bermondsey Artists’ Group (BAG) is an artist-led initiative that supports Southwark Park Galleries and creates opportunities for artists who live, work or study in Southwark

Southwark Park Galleries (formely CGP London) have commissioned and presented over 160 free exhibitions by emergent, overlooked and established British and international artists.

Their art programmes enable all members of the community to fully participate and have open access to contemporary art.

As a registered charity and Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation, it is supported by the London Borough of Southwark

Southwark Park Galleries rely on key support from various Trusts, Foundations, sponsors, sales of art, donations and venue hire to sustain our ambitious programme of contemporary art, community engagement and education.

Visit the galleries

Southwark Park Galleries, 1 Park Approach, Southwark Park, London SE16 2UA

Phone: +44 (0)20 7237 1230 | Email:

Opening times

Lake Gallery & Dilston Gallery | Thursday – Sunday // 11am – 5pm

Additional opening times for special events and previews

How to get there

Canada Water on the Jubilee and London Overground Lines or Surrey Quays on the London Overground. Canada Water station is seven minutes walk from Southwark and Surrey Quays is six minutes walk to The Gallery.
1, 47, 188, 199, 225, 381, P12, C10. All stop at Canada Water station.
Enter Southwark Park via the Southwark Park Road entrance. Parking in the park.
South Bermondsey.

Disclaimer: WISE16 publish public notices from London Borough of Southwark with the aim to encourage participation. Please visit Southwark Council’s website for further in

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