LYNSEY REEVES: 10,000 COLLARS
The Gate, Cardiff
Thurs 8 Aug-Wed 14 Sept
10,000 Collars is an exhibition extolling the importance of adopting dogs, focusing on the Yulin Meat Festival in China, where thousands of dogs are cruelly killed each year for food. This project aims to raise awareness about the dirty truths of the dog meat industry, which allegedly includes stolen pets.
Lynsey Reeves produced her own solo project after living in China for two years. She herself adopted a dog who was bound for the festival on a meat truck, and bought him back to the UK. For her, the incident is an opportunity to raise awareness of the thousands of dogs in China killed annually. The title references the amount of dogs it’s estimated are killed each year; since 21 June 2018, when the last festival began, she has attempted to create 10,000 pieces of artwork to reflect that volume.
Both colourful and inspirational, the pieces themselves use a variety of tools and techniques, reflecting partly the various personalities and breeds of many of our best friends. Combining her love for art and dogs, Lynsey uses her expertise to offer an understanding of the potential impact we have.
Admission: free. Info: 029 2048 3344 / www.thegate.org.uk
words Georgia Roberts