CURRENT LOCATION - Feb 2018 - Now
St Collins Lane, 260 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000
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World-famous artists create awe-inspiring public art in honour of Chinese New Year for Melbourne’s most unique shopping centre...bringing more than just good fortune to the city during ‘Year of the Dog’. The 190cm tall bronze installation features the artists’ iconic hybrid character named Dogman, holding a magnificent red apple.He knew this was going to be a year of good fortune, as the artwork is aptly titled, aims to engage existing community residents, while also attracting new visitors to this vibrant hub of multi-culturalism in Melbourne. “In Chinese, the word for apple is ping. Ping also happens to be the word for peace.
This is a critical facet to the sculpture’s design,” says Gillie, partner to Marc and one of the artists behind Chinatown’s new public art. “In the face of last year’s unstable global landscape, an apple signifying peace holds particular importance by spreading the message of diversity and acceptance for all beings.” Marc echoed these sentiments saying, “Gillie and I feel deeply connected to this representation, as all of our art is built upon the foundation of love and togetherness.”
This dazzling sculpture can be found sharing a positive message and invigorating experience in Melbourne’s new fashion flagship and dining destination, St. Collins Lane Shopping Centre. In Chinese tradition, when a dog enters a home it symbolises the coming of good fortune. Dogs are loyal, clever and brave. Best friends to humans, they are known for having harmonious relationships with people from all-walks-of-life, and don’t discriminate against socio-economic status, race, religion, or orientation.