UK art exhibition benefits stray dogs

Algarve stray dogs are the target of donations made at the ‘Down to the Bone’ art exhibition, which will be held at ONCA gallery in Brighton, UK, from September 25-30.

Visitors to the exhibition, which is organised by ONCA – a contemporary art, ecology, conservation and education group – are asked to bring a can of dog food to help build a ‘Dog Food Mountain’, which will then be sent to The New Goldra Dog Sanctuary and SOS Animals, two Algarve animal associations with which ONCA works closely.

Renowned animal portrait artist, Sara Abbott, and Karen Lippitt, animal therapist and communicator, will be the curators of the event due to their passion for improving street dogs’ quality of life.

Painting by Chris Wright, named ‘In Dreams’
Painting by Chris Wright, named ‘In Dreams’

‘Down to the Bone’ will include themed work from over 70 local and international artists, such as Romany Mark Bruce, creator of the cast bronze AIDS Memorial Sculpture situated in the New Steine Gardens in Brighton; and Funky Red Dog, a street artist whose iconic ‘dog heads’ have found their way onto walls around the world, amongst many others.

The artwork from these artists will be sold at the exhibition and 50% of the sale from each piece will go directly to the dogs.