Byron Bay’s Lone Goat Gallery reopens with new exhibition

Published on 14 January 2022

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Beach Dogs of Byron Bay is a posthumous exhibition which commemorates the life and contribution of award-winning local photographer Rob Scott-Mitchell.

Sadly Rob passed away, after a terminal diagnosis of cancer, in 2021.

Rob Scott-Mitchell enjoyed daily walks on the beach with his dogs and his favourite place was Belongil Beach in Byron Bay where he photographed not only his dogs but all the other dogs on the beach as well. 

After his partner Lindy Lee, his four Scottish terriers (his Rastafarian Ragamuffin Ratbags), were the greatest loves of his life, and became the main source of his inspiration and enrichment. 

“Rob’s work invites us to share in the vitality and joy inherent in each canine interaction captured during his engagement with them. His almost magical interaction with each animal was profound and is evidenced by this body of work," Ms Lee said. 

This stunning exhibition captures the world from a dog’s point of view and launches the 2022 program at Byron Shire Council’s Lone Goat Gallery.

The Beach Dogs of Byron Bay is on exhibition from 15 January to 26 February 2022.

The Lone Goat Gallery is now open from Wednesday to Saturday from 10am – 4pm. 

Information about the Gallery is on its website.

The Lone Goat Gallery is a creative initiative of Byron Shire Council.

For media enquiries contact Annie Lewis, Media and Communications Coordinator, on 02 6626 7320.

 

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