Reigning Cats and Dogs in Kyabram

By Tatura Guardian

Reigning Cats and Dogs is the title for Tatura mixed media artist, Lynne Hume’s upcoming exhibition at Kyabram Town Hall Gallery.

The exhibition displays new works from Ms Hume and is made up of 30 miniature paintings of cats and dogs and 34 paper and plaster sculptures.

Ms Hume said after the loss of her husband she lost her desire to paint.

‘‘I was a contemporary artist and worked with big canvas normally every day of the week, but this exhibition I have kept it small and went back to the basics, starting with cats and dogs,’’ she said.

Her Papillon dog, Renoir, provided the inspiration for the show.

‘‘I know her with my eyes closed, and everyone knows her as ‘Renoir, the Princess Royal, from Papillon Palace’,’’ Ms Hume said.

Enjoying getting back into painting Ms Hume said her last solo exhibition was three years ago.

‘‘Miniature paintings is a new venture for me as I normally work in a large contemporary format, but I have enjoyed working small and traditional for a change,’’ she said.

Campaspe Shire Deputy Mayor Vicki Neele will officially open the show on Saturday, December 8 at 2pm .

‘‘Everyone is welcome to come along and partake in nibbles while they view the works,’’ Ms Hume said.

Reigning Cats and Dogs will be available to view at the Kyabram Town Hall Gallery, 199 Allan St, Kyabram throughout December and January, Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm.