The Kennel Club Dog Art Gallery houses the largest collection of
dog paintings in Europe.
Located in central London, the nearest tube station is Green
Park, which is a short walk away.
The Kennel Club is moving to a new building. The Gallery
will be closed to the public from 24th July 2015 and will re-open
in October 2015 (exact date to be confirmed). We apologise
for any inconvenience.
Opening hours by appointment
Monday to Friday 9.30am - 4.30pm.
Please note: it is essential that appointments are
booked in advance
The Exhibition room is currently closed in preparation for
moving to the new building, although the Gallery remains open to
the public by appointment.
About our art collection
Opened in 2003 this informative art gallery provides a centre of
learning for all those wishing to research the dog in art. It is
also a place of enjoyment for everyone interested in dogs. The
collection features works by famous dog artists such as:
- Maud Earl
- George Earl
- Richard Ansdell
- Arthur Wardle
- Cecil Aldin
A series of dog art exhibitions are also held in the gallery
every year on a variety of themes, featuring sculptures, drawings
as well as dog paintings. Past displays include breed exhibitions
and dog subjects such as:
- The Golden Retriever in Art
- The Fox Terrier in Art
- Royal Dogs
- Dogs in War
- British & Irish Vulnerable Breeds
About the art gallery
The Kennel Club has the largest canine art collection in Europe.
With the refurbishment of the Kennel Club's headquarters at Clarges
Street in the late 1990s, the opportunity for a gallery space
arose. The first task of the Library & Gallery Panel was to
design a gallery space befitting the Kennel Club's fine art
collection and suitable for hosting what would become a very
successful on-going series of temporary exhibitions.
The space combines tradition and elegance with the functional
requirements of a modern art gallery. An idea from Ronnie Irving,
when he was Chairman of the Kennel Club, was a request to Tate
Britain to have on long-term loan the iconic painting A
Distinguished Member of the Humane Society by Sir Edwin Landseer.
The request was granted and we are very proud that it hangs in the
Kennel Club Art Gallery. To date the art gallery has hosted 25
themed exhibitions and 5 Christmas Art Fairs. The Library &
Collections staff have co-ordinated the loans of thousands of
artworks, many of which form part of private collections, making
these exhibitions the most unique and exclusive displays of canine
art in the world.
Exhibition at the Islington Museum
Telephone: 020 7518 1064
Fax: 020 7518 1045
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