Artist Jo Longhurst is speaking at the Museum on Tuesday 23 October at 6pm on ‘What a dog might tell us: on photography, perfectibility, and the aesthetics of breed.’
For several years Jo worked with eminent British Whippet breeders, photographing their dogs by bloodline, exploring their quest for the perfect dog. In this illustrated talk, Jo will discuss the making of The Refusal, the resulting body of work which foregrounds the intimate relationship between human and dog. Her works include photographs, stereoscopic installations and projections, video and performance.
This talk is linked to our Breed: The British & their Dogs exhibition. Price: Book on 0161 275 2648, free, adults.
Jo Longhurst is currently on the shortlist for the Grange International photography prize, which is the only art prize which is only voted for by the public. You can find out more at the Grange Prize here.
Find out more about the Manchester Museum here.
Posted on behalf of Anna Bunney, Curator of Public Programmes, The Manchester Museum, The University of Manchester