You’ve never taken your cat or dog to an art show, have you? Well, thanks to PAW-sitive: Interactive art for pets by Wellness, you now can at the School of The Arts
Having a pet means caring for their health, safety, wellbeing, and now perhaps their cultural needs too. Human beings have art exhibitions and events lined up for us all the time – ones that poke fun at all things Singapore, ones that advocate shark preservation, ones that are specially dedicated to GIFs and moving images, and even art crawls around the neighbourhood. So why should our pet pooch or kitty be deprived of art?
A #worldfirst, the PAW-sitive: Interactive art for pets by Wellness is an interactive art exhibition for cats and dogs happening from 30 September to 8 October at the School of The Arts Art Gallery. It is designed to stimulate a “paw-sitive” art appreciation experience for our furry friends, as they make their way through the various art installations and interact with the art first-hand. The installation have been created by Singapore artists under the guidance of vets and animal behaviourists to ensure the best experiential play and safety for our pets.
Some of the exhibits will include a “magic-carpet” ride installation for dogs, that gives them a different perspective of seeing things other than from the ground. While flying, images like clouds, dog toys and chicken drumlets will be projected on a screen while “A Whole New World” (from Aladdin, of course) plays at a frequency only audible by dogs.
Cats are not forgotten either and will be able to explore the “belly” of a cat, while pet parents can join in on the fun and get their feline friends happy by encouraging them to interact with the feathers, bells, and other cat toys in the darkness of the belly.
Bring art to your pets, and you might just be nurturing the next Paw-blo Picasso or Meow-chelangelo.
PAW-sitive: Interactive Art for Pets by Wellness, 30 Sep-8 Oct, School of The Arts, 1 Zubir Said Drive, Singapore 227968, p. 6594 8411. Registration is free
Think of the unfortunate pets out there and get volunteering at an animal shelter or make one happy and bring a pet home.