Dogs’ refuge wins, no bones about it
THIS year’s IHART exhibition will raise money for new kennels at the Dogs’ Refuge Home in Shenton Park.
Renowned local and international artists created unique art pieces using skulls as their canvas and will exhibit their creations at the Oddfellow Bar in Fremantle on May 1.
Each year, proceeds from the exhibition are donated to various charities, with this year’s event profits going to the Dogs’ Refuge.
Some of the 40 talented artists to exhibit this year include Andy Quilty, Anya Brock, Jaime Lee Major, Hans Bruechle and Seonaidh Murphy.
Bruechle created two pieces: a skull covered in tiny beads and a skull with his complicated, dark illustrations.
“The beads are totally different for me – I’ve never done anything like that before,” he said. “It was a long a tedious process where I used two toothpicks to pick up (3000) tiny beads and glue them to the skull. “It took between 40 to 50 hours.” Seonaidh said her piece, which is made to look like an upside down ice-cream, took four days just to dry.
“I’m a dog lover,” she said. “I’m actually looking at getting a rescue dog.”
IHART co-creator Michael Prendiville said the exhibition would help raise awareness about fostering and adopting dogs.
“We’ve had the chance to work with some amazing charities over the years but the Dogs Refuge Home in Shenton Park is definitely one close to our own hearts as a locally run operation,” Mr Prendiville said. “It is great to be able to play a part in these dogs’ rehabilitation and spread awareness to the cause through our event.”
The exhibition will run from 7pm to midnight and skulls can be purchased.
Artists Seonaidh Murphy and Hans Bruechle with Jai.