Andrew Baines – “The Antipodean Surrealist” – Invites 175 Dogs to New Exhibition

Adelaide-based painter and installation artist Andrew Baines (first featured in October 2016) is known for his surrealist takes on the modern 9-5 life. Men with bowler hats and briefcases appear again and again in his works. So do cows and the sea.

Last year, Andrew began working on a project promoting social equality that involved three hundred dachshunds being walked across traffic lights by their suited owners. This was a metaphor for the inclusion of minorities in society. You can see the rally covered on outlets like Mashable, Bustle and This Dog’s Life. Paintings inspired by this project are being displayed today at Soho Galleries (Corner Crown & Cathedral Streets) in Sydney.

Andrew Baines

For the opening of his solo exhibition “Four Legs Good Two legs Bad!”, Andrew Baines has invited 175 dogs. “There will be a red carpet and celebrity dogs attending! These dogs have more followers than human celebrities!” says the artist.

This is Australia’s first ever CANINE viewing of a unique show dedicated to dog art. The hosting gallery has informed that “Doggy bits and water will be available for all four legged patrons and wine for two legs patrons.”

Featured below are some of the new paintings that will be part of the exhibition. Learn more on Andrew Baines’ website ( You can also find him on Facebook ( and Twitter (@andrewsurreal).









A video on the exhibition: