The first ever photographic exhibition dedicated to showcasing the lives of adopted greyhounds and their unique stories is coming to Bendigo on May 18-24…and it’s FREE.
Featuring the work of renowned Australian photographer Josh Robenstone, ‘Every Greyhound Has a Story’ chronicles the relationships of former racing greyhounds and their adopters, in settings ranging from a nursing home, to hanging out at Melbourne’s trendiest cafes, and even a prison.
Miss Tourism Australia 2014, Sarah Czarnuch, recently visited the exhibition when on display in Geelong, and she recommends everyone ‘check it out’.
“The visual imagery alone was quite powerful,” Sarah said. “I’m a huge fan of black and white photographs, and education and knowledge of what the Greyhound Adoption Program entails needs to be shared widely, and this helps with that.”
Imogen Brough of The Voice Australia was also at the Geelong exhibition, and said it had plenty of to offer.
“I have family friends who have two rescue greyhounds so I already knew a little bit about the programs around. The exhibition is a great way to show that there is so much love and care for these animals,” Imogen said.
The exhibition will be held in Dudley House in Bendigo, and event organiser Suzana Bojkovski of the Greyhound Adoption Program said the location lends itself perfectly to the gallery.
“Dudley House is a late century heritage-listed building located in the art capital of Bendigo.”
“This is the last chance people have to see the ‘Every Greyhound Has a Story’ exhibition, so we are encouraging not just locals, but all fans of the greyhound breed to come along and see it before it’s too late,” Bojkovski said.
This intimate portrayal of a greyhound life from racer to pet is a celebration of one of Australia’s most famous breeds.
Established in 1996, the Greyhounds Adoption Program (GAP) is dedicated to finding homes for greyhounds after racing.
The Capital Monday 18 May to Sunday 24 May
Dudley House 10:00am-3:00pm
50 View St, Bendigo Admission free