‘Daschund U.N.’ creator coming to McMaster

Dog lovers and art enthusiasts unite!

On March 4, the School of the Arts will be hosting a free public talk directed by Bennett Miller, a contemporary Australian artist who has been generating international interest with his playful performance work, Dachshund U.N.

This large-scale work – which features more than 40 dachshunds interacting within a sculptural installation modeled after the United Nations council chambers in Geneva – has been staged in Australia and the United Kingdom. The work is making its North American debut in Toronto this month as part of the Harbourfront World Stage 2013 program.

During the talk at McMaster, Miller will be meeting with students, faculty and members of the public to discuss the project, which is being staged on four consecutive dates at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre (Feb. 28 to March 3). The campus talk will also feature a special guest appearance by one of the Dachshund U.N. performers, “Slippers,” a miniature wirehaired dachshund.

For a campus map and directions on how to get to the New Space Gallery, please click here.

Where: The New Space Gallery (TSH Room 114)

When: Monday, March 4 at 3:30 pm.

Admission: Free