North Norfolk artist takes the lead with exhibition
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An artist from Norfolk has been involved in the world's first art exhibition - for dogs.
Robert Nichol, from Cawston, a graduate of the Glasgow School of Art designed a unique piece of art called 'Drumstick Park' which was inspired by dogs' loves of chicken drumsticks.
He created a colour spectrum that dogs can easily see, using shades of yellows, blues and greys.
The piece of art went on display – at dog eye level – at a gallery on London's Tanner Street in the world's first ever art exhibition for dogs.
The exhibition was commissioned by MORE TH>N Pet Insurance to encourage dog owners to spend more time playing with their pets, while also inspiring them to find new ways to ensure they stay emotionally happy and physically healthy.
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Robert's work often plays on the humour and surreal, but this was the first time he had drawn something for dogs.
He collaborated with fellow artist, Dominic Wilcox, who designed a series of interactive artworks for dogs including a piece called 'Cruising Canines'. This simulator recreated the experience of dogs travelling in a car using a 2D car cut-out with windows for a dog to stick their head through.
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A giant fan that enclosed various objects - from steak to old trainers - then blew those tantalising scents across the car for the dogs to enjoy.
The pooch-friendly art exhibition was visited by over 400 dogs.
Robert said: 'I imagine dogs use definitive points in the landscape to help them navigate and search for food and objects of interest. I played with the scale of some of the objects to give them increased importance and a sense of fun.'