Steven Miller: Dogs in Australian Art

Stella Gray


Dogs in Australian Art: A New History in Antipodean Creativity
by Steven Miller
Wakefield Press, $39.95 pb, 200 pp, 9781743050170


‘As cats are often associated with bookshops, dogs are similarly attracted to art galleries’, according to Steven Miller, head of the research library and archive of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, and author of Dogs in Australian Art: A New History in Antipodean Creativity. The beagle on the cover sits attentively, head slightly cocked, as if contemplating art. It is not until you turn the book over that you see what the dog is really looking at. David Welch’s wry painting sets the tone for this quirky and intriguing book.

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Stella Gray

Stella Gray

Stella Gray is an arts and music graduate of the University of Melbourne. She works at the Grainger Museum and wrote her honours thesis on portraits of Percy Grainger.

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