The works of art displayed in the airy gallery on Battersea Park Road were created by dogs that are or were residents of Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. Of course dogs can't hold brushes or pencils, so the drawings are created by taping oil pastel crayons to the bottom of their food bowls which sits on a blank piece of paper. The bowl is filled with dog food and while the hungry dog devours his or her dinner, a masterpiece is created. The sloppier the dogs eat, the better the art. All pieces featuring in the exhibition are for sale for £20 and proceeds go to Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.
Now if you're wondering whether there's a canine version of Picasso hiding within your pooch, bring him or her down to the gallery and get their creative juices (read drool) flowing. For £20 you can take your dogs' piece home, proceeds of which also go to Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.
I did wonder whether the same would work with cats, but Tom one of the organisers of the exhibition, didn't seem to think so. Cats are too neat to create art he said. Remembering our Pieternel, my childhood pet, I'd have to disagree. Her dinner area always looked like a veritable still life. And she didn't even need crayons for that.