Doghouse - FNQ (Solo Exhibition by Mark Cochrane)

Exhibition Date: May 14, 2021 to June 1, 2021

Location: Mission Arts, MARCS Park, Mission Beach

Mission Arts is "going to the dogs" with DogHouse FNQ, an exhilarating exhibition featuring the iconic homes and dogs of Far North Queensland.

Cairns-based artist Mark Cochrane’s DogHouse FNQ exhibition celebrates the individuality and personality of homes and dogs in Far North Queensland. Mark’s unique hyperrealistic masterpieces combine many of the elements that we find distinctly Australian with a good mix of humour, sarcasm and irony. DogHouse FNQ couples our love affair with dogs of all shapes and sizes with the eclectic array of home styles that often go unnoticed throughout the region. These iconic homes are representative of the different periods, conditions, building styles and materials of FNQ while the character-filled dogs showcase the quirky characteristics and hidden talents of our furry friends.

Mark is a photographer, artist, painter, filmmaker. His works have been displayed at various venues and galleries around Cairns, including most recently at the Tanks Arts Centre where he won the High Scan Award for Best Computer Manipulated Generated/Digital Artwork at the Cairns Art Society’s 73rd Annual Exhibition. He has also had work on display at the Cairns Art Society's Artists of the North Exhibition.

The Doghouse FNQ exhibition will also include works from his previous two series, 'Robots' and 'Nan and Pop', the latter which was made using vintage Barbie Dolls and retro toys and showcases 'Nan and Pop' and their retro caravan traveling around FNQ.

Mark and his beloved Rosie (a gorgeous King Charles Cavalier) will open the Doghouse FNQExhibition at Mission Arts on Friday, 14 May, 2021. Bookings will be required to ensure compliance with current Public Health Directives and can be made at https://www.trybooking.com/BQYXN

Gallery entry is free of charge but gold coin donations are gratefully accepted. All proceeds will further the ongoing exhibitions, events and programming at Mission Arts. DogHouse FNQ will be on display daily (10am-2pm) from 14 May - 1 June.