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Dog Day at Norman Lindsay Gallery - August 28

To mark International Dog Day, join 
the Norman Lindsay Gallery's first ever Dog Day Out, where well-behaved dogs on leads can explore the grounds and enjoy a pawsome range of activities.

Bring your dog to Norman Lindsay Gallery (on the lower slopes of the Blue Mountains) to discover the grounds and enjoy a range of fun activities for all to enjoy.

Dog Spy explores the grounds of Norman Lindsay Gallery - Photo Credit: Gaye McKenna

Canines can channel their inner artist with dog paw painting and sit in a photo booth dressed like an artist.

There will be a stick library, stalls, entertainment and a photographer onsite to capture all of the fun.

Fun prizes for ”Best Dressed Dog” and ”Best Dressed Pair” (pups and parent) on offer.

Pre-pack a picnic to enjoy in the beautiful grounds with your pooch or purchase something tasty from the BBQ.

Greyhounds As Pets will have 30-40 of the most beautiful Greyhounds available for adoption right now. They will also have resident experts on hand to discuss all you may want to know about living with a Greyhound as a pet; they will help you understand which Greyhound is best for you and answer any questions you can think of regarding their behaviour, health or whatever else you want to know – spoiler alert, it’s basically all good!

Register to get a sneak peek at the Adoption Day Dog-a-logue with details of all the Greyhounds attending.

Animals are a common theme in the paintings of Norman Lindsay so be sure to browse the Wagging Tails exhibition on the day. 

Lindsay’s earliest subjects were family, friends and animals at Lisnacrieve, the Lindsay home in Creswick, Victoria. The family had fowl, ducks, cats and dogs which provided endless subject matter for his pencil. 

Even as a child he detested copying and always told enquiring adults that his drawing was done “out of my head’. The only known exception is Head of a Dog (1889) at age ten, which won first prize of two shillings and sixpence at the local flower show. This was his first fee for a drawing.

HAROLD CAZNEAUX - Norman Lindsay with his dogs c.1919

Honey and Jane Lindsay with family dogs – one being a Greyhound

When: Sunday 28th August 2022, from 11:00am – 3:00pm.

Where: Norman Lindsay Gallery, 14 Norman Lindsay Crescent, Faulconbridge, NSW, 2776.

Tickets: This is a free event. Book via Eventbrite where possible, to guarantee a spot.

$10 cash entry fee to access the Norman Lindsay Gallery to view the current exhibition, to be paid on the day.

Please keep your ticket safe, as you will be asked to present your ticket at point of entry. You can do this by either printing a copy or displaying a digital version on your selected device.


Dog Day at Norman Lindsay Gallery is proudly supported by Greyhounds as Pets (GAP), Springwood Dog Club, de lumière photography and Springwood Rotary.

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