The golden dog gallery/studio is named in memory of Yaegar, a most pure soul.
Australian artist, Larissa Gray is popular universally for her unique and whimsical small scale bronze and mixed media sculptures, producing works that reflect the beauty and soul of nature and her environment.
Growing up in rural NSW Gray developed a deep affinity for the Australian landscape, the colours, textures and elements all strongly influence her work.
Trained at the National Art School in East Sydney, Gray began sculpting professionally after moving to Kyneton in 2012. In 2017 Gray founded The Golden Dog Gallery in a century old building in the heart of the township of Kyneton. The country town of Kyneton is a haven for artists, with its changing landscapes that come with the seasons and enthusiastic café culture.
This unique part of the world provides never ending inspiration. Behind the gallery is Larissa’s studio. On the right day visitors to The Golden Dog can meet the artist and see her creating a piece or refining it.
‘Larissa’s works have a dream like quality and are reminiscent of small dioramas, intended to take the viewer out of the everyday and into a place they need to be but all too often forget to visit.’
Nadine Harnett, organiser Macedon Ranges Art Trail.