Ollie the Dog

Posted by: Artsadmin on May 2, 2012
Ollie the dog in 'Geography Dog and History Cat' by Bobby Baker. Commissioned as part of Artsadmin 30. Photograph by Hugo Glendinning.
Everyone at Artsadmin was immensely saddened to hear of the death of Ollie the dog last weekend. A much loved member of the Artsadmin team and a familiar presence at Toynbee Studios, Ollie died peacefully at home with his family. He will be sorely missed by all of us as well as by Toynbee's many residents and visitors.

Photograph: Ollie the dog in 'Geography Dog and History Cat' by Bobby Baker. Commissioned as part of Artsadmin 30. Photograph by Hugo Glendinning.
Left by Crying Out Loud on Jun 19, 2012 03:42PM

Woof woof Ollie - we'll miss you trotting into the Crying Out Loud office, sniffing for biscuit crumbs, finding a hot spot on the sunny carpet or just wanting a bit of extra attention.

Left by agtalpai on Jun 15, 2012 03:40PM

Poor boy, I loved that dog, he was a character :(

Left by Daniel Gosling on May 19, 2012 01:25AM

He was a lovely boy.

Left by Mem Morrison on May 11, 2012 10:01AM

Our dear Ollie, we will miss you deeply!
Personally I will miss our brief encounters in Toynbee, I particularly enjoyed massaging your neck (I know you enjoyed it too) you will always remain with us you adorable dog.

Left by Nigel Edwards on May 2, 2012 03:28PM

I dont particularly like dogs but I was surprisingly saddened by his death and will genuinely miss him

Left by franko b on May 2, 2012 06:20PM

this is heart breacking and yet the memory of olie playng / greeting with rotko and beuy in the last few year makes me smile deep inside my heart. this morning i was thinking of bringing rotko and beuy in but then i din't because i know rotko would have gone straigth up stairs looking for olie and beuys would have folow him, and i could not bear it . we miss you .
x x x x franko

Left by Carly Halse on May 3, 2012 09:16AM

So genuinely sad to hear this. Ollie was such a lovely presence at Artsadmin, and such a wonderful character, I will really miss him wandering around and giving him a big fuss...

Left by Richard Kightley on May 3, 2012 09:47AM

Breaks my heart to hear this, he was such a peaceful presence and for me a defining part of the building. So many years and such fond memories. Truly upsetting . Will be missed. xlovetoolliex

Left by Nick Pearson on May 3, 2012 09:52AM

I will always love this picture... It captures everything about Ollie was.

Well behaved, but with a rebelious streak!
The quiet cool! mostly, unless in a vehicle... ahhh the noise!
and of course...the life of the party, hence the hat...

Art Admin has lost a core team member.. loved by everyone who met him... including Jasper Carrot!

luv ya Ol

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