Camp dogs, town dogs, fast dogs, playful dogs, long-legged dogs, short-tailed dogs, long-snouted dogs, short-eared dogs, happy dogs, and of course dangerous or Cheeky Dogs. Dion Beasley’s exhibition has opened and we’re celebrating with a party!
Dion Beasley is an Alywarr artist who lives in Tennant Creek. His artwork and Cheeky Dogs books are renowned worldwide, and in 2019 he was the recipient of the Australia Council for the Arts’ inaugural National Arts and Disability Award for an Emerging Artist.
Beasley’s art and his award-winning books portray in vivid detail his life in the Northern Territory and the dogs that are characteristic of many remote communities. Presented by Perth Festival and DADAA in association with Salon Art Projects, this exhibition of prints and drawings captures Beasley’s fascination with these dogs and his distinct approach to mapping place.
To be opened by Lee-Ann Tjunypa Buckskin, Deputy Chair, Australia Council Board
Exhibition opening night | Friday February 21, 6pm – 8pm
Exhibition runs | February 7 – April 1
DADAA Fremantle Gallery
92 Adelaide St, Fremantle
Opening hours Tues – Sat, 10am – 4pm
More information | www.perthfestival.com.au/event/cheeky-dogs
Dion Beasley will also be appearing with writer Johanna Bell as part of the Perth Festival Literature and Ideas program. Details here.