John Konrads on Canvas

Black Dog Institute

One of the finalists for the 2006 Archibald Prize, Australia’s oldest and best known art award, is a painting of Olympian swimmer John Konrads, entitled ‘John and his Black Dog’. The outstanding work was a joint effort by artists Gillie and Marc Schattner (pictured right). The couple have kindly donated the painting to the Black Dog Institute in recognition of John Konrads’ leading role, both as a board member of the Institute and as a community leader in breaking down the barriers around mental illness – in particular, mood disorders. The large painting will be placed on display at the Black Dog Institute facility on the grounds of the Prince of Wales Hosptial.