Working from home: a dog’s perspective

A Together In Art Pocket Exhibition curated by Hannah Hutchison

Hannah Hutchison is assistant curator, Australian art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales

AGNSW collection Douglas Fry My best friend 1910
AGNSW collection Douglas Fry My best friend 1910

I used to spend my days alone, staring out the window…

AGNSW collection François Boucher A young lady holding a pug dog mid 1740s
AGNSW collection François Boucher A young lady holding a pug dog mid 1740s

But now my humans are here ALL THE TIME!

AGNSW collection Edouard Manet The cats 1868-1869
AGNSW collection Edouard Manet The cats 1868-1869

The cats are oblivious.

AGNSW collection Max Dupain Untitled (man with dog I)
AGNSW collection Max Dupain Untitled (man with dog I)

But I love spending every second next to my humans as they try to get work done from home.

AGNSW collection Leonie Reisberg Untitled 1979
AGNSW collection Leonie Reisberg Untitled 1979

I get really excited!

AGNSW collection David Moore Outside Buckingham Palace, London circa 1955
AGNSW collection David Moore Outside Buckingham Palace, London circa 1955

Because now we go for walks five times a day!

AGNSW collection William Dobell (Study of sleeping dog) (Late Sydney Period)
AGNSW collection William Dobell (Study of sleeping dog) (Late Sydney Period)

Although, after a while, it gets pretty tiring!

AGNSW collection Aleks Danko Log dog 1970
AGNSW collection Aleks Danko Log dog 1970

And I have to think of clever decoys to distract my humans.