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Rescue dog art exhibition

PUBLISHED: 12:44 23 January 2012 | UPDATED: 20:57 20 February 2013

Artist Rob Ellis, from Cricklade, Wiltshire.

Artist Rob Ellis, from Cricklade, Wiltshire.

Rob Ellis exhibition – 'Underdogs': Jan 26-Feb 10 and March 2-11

Rob Ellis exhibition Underdogs: Jan 26-Feb 10 and March 2-11

An exhibition of Rob Elliss fine pencil drawings inspired by rescue dogs after collaborating with The Blue Cross animal rehoming centre in Burford and the Greyhound and Lurcher Welfare and Rescue centre near Swindon.

Robert Ellis is a 39-year-old professional artist and art teacher from Cricklade, Wiltshire, who is a member of the Somerset Guild of Craftsmen and has exhibited his work widely.

After giving a home to two rescue dogs, he decided to work with the animal charities to produce new work which explores the relationship between an 'Englishman and his dog'. His current exhibition is called 'Underdogs', which represents the life stories of dogs in need of homes and aims to highlight our responsibilities towards them.It is part of a longer-term project called 'Canis Lupus Familiaris'. The exhibition runs from January 26 to February 10 at Malmesbury Town Hall Art Gallery and then moves to The Old Mill Gallery in Devizes from March 2-11. Ten per cent of the proceeds from the sale of the works will be donated to The Blue Cross and the Greyhound and Lurcher Welfare and Rescue centre.


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