The golden dog gallery and studio is named in memory of Yaegar, ‘the best dog that ever was.’
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.
Often featuring small animals and figures Gray’s work has a dream like quality, 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.
Growing up in rural NSW Gray developed a deep affinity for the Australian landscape and the colours, textures and elements all strongly influence her work. Gray is also is inspired by her study and experience of the Japanese arts, culture and it’s masters; and this influence and this can be seen throughout 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 a Friday or Saturday visitors to The Golden Dog can meet the artist and see her creating a piece or refining it.