Unleashed - The Year of the Dog

16 Feb 2018 – 22 Feb 2018

Event times

Private View 7-9pm Thursday 16th February 2018

Open to public 17th-22nd February 11am-6pm Monday - Saturday.

Cost of entry


Elizabeth James

England, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • 130, 197, 157,
  • Norwood Junction

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Join us for the Private View of Unleashed celebrating Chinese New Year 2018 - The Year of the Dog



This exhibition aims to celebrate both the coming new year in chinese astrology as well as the loyalty and companionship of our furry friends. Two artists, both sharing a love of dogs and an interest in chinese astrology have come together to express this in their artwork. The chinese zodiac describes the dog as loyal, courageous and lively. They also tend to have harmonious relationships with people around them. While the earth dog in particular is described as calm, serene and responsible; perhap the coming lunar year will be just as stable. This exhibition focuses a lot on canine imagery but an underlying theme is the renewal of the year and looking forward to the future, taking the opportunity to better ourselves and come together. 

The chinese zodiac or shengzia is the chinese calendar that has a repeating cycle of twelve years, each year represented by a different animal. The order of these animals is decided by the order that the animals arrived to meet Buddha. The sequence of which goes; Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig.

2018 brings the year of the dog, specifically the earth dog, also known as the brown dog or mountain dog. 

Years of the Dog include 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030, 2042 and so on.

Exhibiting Artists: Caroline Reynolds & Sydney Johnson


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Elizabeth James Gallery

Elizabeth James Gallery

Exhibiting artists

Caroline Reynolds

Sydney Johnson


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