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Who let the dogs out?
We are a nation of pet lover, so what better way to celebrate the unique connection we have with our furry, feathered and scaly friends than in art?

Pets are People Too is a collection of works from talented Australian artists showing the love and affection between humans and animals. The special bonds that we share with our pets and the many ways in which they enrich our lives is captured and on display at the Bayside Gallery from 27 July to 6 October 2019.

Pets are People Too
Image: Noel McKenna, 'Tall dog at table'

Artists Catherine Bell, Matthew Gove, Anastasia Klose, Bronwyn Hack, Kate James, Noel McKenna, Tim McMonagle, Kathy Temin and Jenny Watson all have pieces on display.

There are also two special events:

The Psychology of Pets - will be held on Saturday 17 August, 2pm - 3pm. Led by an expert panel including pet behaviourists and passionate pet advocates, the fascinating discussion on how and why your pets thinks, acts and feels the way they do is sure to shed light on your their behaviour.

The panel includes:
* Dr. Liz Walker, CEO, RSPCA Victoria
* Kira Ryle, Founder, Trainer and Alpha Mama of Canine Code
* Anastasia Klose, Animal Rehoming Officer and artist
* Dr. Melanie Rockman BVSc. MANZCVS. Lecturer and Veterinarian

This is a free event but, places limited, so bookings can be made here.

Doggie Day Out - On Saturday 31 August, between 1pm - 5pm, the Bayside Gallery opens its doors to humans and their four-legged fur-babies. The afternoon will be filled with fun activities and treats and it will make you appreciate the art on display in a whole new light.

Organisers request that your ensure your doggy is fully vaccinated, on a leash at all times and is well behaved with people and other dogs.

This is also a free event and bookings are not required. Just don't forget to bring your poo bags and clean up after your dog.

Pets are People Too
Bayside Gallery located within the beautiful Brighton Town Hall

All-day on-street parking is available and a public car park is adjacent to Bayside Gallery on Wilson Street. Visit the Public Transport Victoria website for train and bus travel times.
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Why? Art capturing the bond between humans and our pets
When: Saturday 27 July to Sunday 6 October 2019
Phone: 9261 7111
Where: Bayside Gallery Brighton Town Hall Corner Wilson and Carpenter Streets, Brighton, 3186
Cost: Free
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