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‘Besties’ opening night a roaring success

March 11, 2011
Besties opening night

Somewhere Gallery’s ‘Besties’ exhibition has kicked off with a bang, with opening night attracting some of Melbourne’s finest art enthusiasts. A bottle of Swedish cider in hand, they made the rounds of the Little Collins Street gallery, admiring works dedicated to representing the unique bond between humans and their four-legged pals.

Featuring 22 local artists who used a variety of mediums, including photography, painting, prints, collages and illustrations, the exhibition aims to raise funds and create awareness of the work of The Lost Dogs’ Home.

“We are so grateful to Somewhere Gallery for running this exhibition,” Fundraising Manager Kate Hoelter said. 

“Not only is it wonderful to see these special relationships put to life on paper, but it also means the LDH’s message is being spread in a unique and interesting way.”

Information on the services provided by The Lost Dogs’ Home was available on the night, including a video showcasing the cats and dogs adopted from the Home.

“There was definitely a crowd forming around the television, so hopefully a few more people are considering adopting one of our deserving dogs and cats soon!” Kate said.

Guests sipped on Swedish cider Rekorderlig and Grolsch beer and stuffed themselves full with lots of yummy home-baked treats. The exhibition runs until April 6th, and all proceeds from the works sold during this time are being generously donated to The Lost Dogs’ Home. 

“We are so humbled that these artists were willing to spend so much of their time and energy into creating works specifically for this exhibition,” Kate said. 

“There are some seriously talented people in Melbourne and we are so lucky 22 of them wanted to help our cause.”

On behalf of all the lost, abandoned and neglected cats and dogs out there, The Lost Dogs’ Home would like to thank everyone at Somewhere Gallery, all of the artists, the sponsors and guests for their commitment to their ‘Besties’.