Exhibition: 60 Tails - 60 Years of Guide Dogs | Guide Dogs NSW/ACT

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Wednesday, 17 January 2018 - 10:00am to Sunday, 28 January 2018 - 5:00pm

Exhibition: 60 Tails - 60 Years of Guide Dogs

A Labrador puppy

For 60 years, Guide Dogs NSW/ACT has been delivering life-changing services to people who are blind or vision impaired. Throughout this period, the organisation has experienced significant changes from the dogs we breed and train to the innovative accessible technologies that give people with vision impairment freedom and mobility. This exhibition tells the 60-year history of our wonderful Guide Dogs in photographs, on posters and hand-painted ceramic model dogs.

Since Guide Dogs NSW/ACT opened its doors in 1957:

  • Almost 2,000 Guide Dogs have been trained;
  • Our Instructors and Puppy Raisers have walked around 5 million kilometres … which is the equivalent to six times to the moon and back plus 10 laps around the earth; and
  • Almost 25,000 people with sight loss, living in NSW/ACT, have benefited from our services.

There will be opportunities to cuddle young Guide Dog puppies and pat our Ambassador dogs; watch a working Guide Dog demonstration and listen to the stories of achievement by some of our amazing clients.

A Guide Dog in harnessActivities

  • Pat-a-Pooch: Meet and cuddle our Guide Dog puppies in the Art Space
    • 17, 18, 20, 24, 25 and 27 January
    • sessions start at 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm
  • Guide Dog demonstrations on The Concourse green
    • 17, 18, 24 and 25 January
    • sessions start at 11.30am, 12.30pm and 1.30pm

Exhibition opening hours

The exhibition will be on display from 17 to 28 January, except on 26 January (Australia Day - Public Holiday).

  • Monday and Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday to Friday: 10am - 5pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 10am - 4pm
  • Public holiday (Australia Day): Closed
  • Extended hours on Friday 19 January until 8pm, and on Wednesday 24 January until 6.30pm


Art Space - The Concourse
409 Victoria Ave, Chatswood NSW 2067

A row of painted collection dogs


Hosted by: 
Guide Dogs NSW/ACT
Art Space - The Concourse
409 Victoria Ave
Chatswood NSW 2067