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The bronze canine photographers have attracted hundreds of professional photographers of the homosapien variety, provoking precisely some of the camera flashing pandemonium that the sculpture refers to.

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Bikefest 2013

Bikefest 2013

Just in case you hadn't already been seduced by the brigades of increasingly fashion conscious bike-riders that swarm through the inner city suburbs every morning, Melbourne's favourite two-wheeled apparatus now has its own festival.
Free Music at Federation Square

Free Music at Federation Square

There is a whole bunch of free stuff to do in Melbourne over the warmer months if you just take the time to look around.
Suzuki Night Market | Queen Victoria Market

Suzuki Night Market | Queen Victoria Market

The Queen Vic Night Market is a Melbourne classic and this year it seems busier than ever. The atmosphere and soul of the night market has barely changed for 15 years while the food and entertainment has only gotten better.
The Good Hustle - November Music Salon | Abbotsford Convent

The Good Hustle – November Music Salon | Abbotsford Convent

Some of Melbourne’s best musical acts will be joining forces in The Good Hustle – November Music Salon, a string of tantalising double headers at the Abbotsford Convent over the next month.
Melbourne Festival: An Act of Now | Chunky Move

Melbourne Festival: An Act of Now | Chunky Move

Chunky Move is a sparkling treasure in the jewellery box of Australian culture and whether you are a dance connoisseur or haven’t the fuzziest what a pirouette is, seeing what the human body is capable of is fun for anyone.
Melbourne Fringe: Air Oceania Flight AO11 | Lexi Love-Dack

Melbourne Fringe: Air Oceania Flight AO11 | Lexi Love-Dack

Upon finding herself seated in between a gay couple, bogan-mum-with-a-heart-of-gold Peggy (Lyndelle Green) deploys superb comedic timing in a performance that strikes a chord with any Australian who has overheard an ocker accent in a foreign airport and cringed.