pavlov's dog exhibition poster

Brighton Fringe exhibition showcases psychology lecturer’s eye-opening work on Pavlov’s Dogs

Dr Matt Adams’ work is being shown as part of this year’s festival in the exhibition Pavlov and the Kingdom of Dogs that tells an untold story from the history of science and psychology (9 May – 7 June at 35 North Gallery).

Dr Matt Adams is a lecturer on our Psychology courses at the University of Brighton. His exhibition Pavlov & The Kingdom of Dogs: A Secret History is a a series of miniature three-dimensional scale models, supported by images, text and audio, bringing pioneering experimentalist and psychologist Ivan Pavlov’s experiments with dogs to life.

Where: 35 North Contemporary Fine Art, 35 North Road, Brighton, BN1 1YB

Opening times: 11-5:30 every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Group visits possible Monday-Wednesday on request.


About the exhibition

In a darkly playful twist on the irresistible appeal of model railways, villages and towns, it recreates key events and scenes from Pavlov’s sprawling St. Petersburg laboratory complex in late 19th and early 20th century Russia.

Tapping into our enduring fascination for miniature worlds, the models reveal all in astonishing detail: parkland, architecture, interior design, technology, experimental procedures, dogs, co-workers and visitors. Highlights include the sinister goings on in the Tower of Silence, an antivivisection protest threatening to get out of hand, the medicinal uses of a dog’s gastric juice, and Pavlov: Action Hero (with accessories of course). Something for everyone!


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