Lost Dogs’ Disco

If you feel like a lost dog, come to our disco… This winter we’re transforming GPAC with larger-than-life furry friends. It’s time for puppers to party!

Friday 24 June – Sunday 3 July | Various times | Outdoors GPAC

Sometimes in the dead of night, when houses rattle and hum with the snoring dark and a dog is no longer a puppy but not quite a dog, they will hear the call of ancestors and embark upon a secret journey to the Lost Dogs’ Disco – a place of learning, revelry, insight and discovery where dogs are gifted their deep human insight – the gentleness that understands and heals all human hearts.

It’s the place where they learn to love doggedly, dance biggedly and be free to their hearts’ content. The only time that dogs go back to the Lost Dogs’ Disco is when they lose their way: when shut out of warm houses, when the snacks forever run dry, when their owners suddenly disappear. It’s then that they return to the Lost Dogs’ Disco.

Here, their understanding for all lost souls deepens in their little doggy hearts and they know that everyone feels lost at times. When you are a lost dog, our dogs say come to the disco where dance, togetherness and being true, get you through. If you feel like a lost dog, just go disco!

Alongside our furry friends, don’t miss our late night sessions including live music, bar and DJs, PLUS special activities for kids and families across the ten days. Check out more below.


Friday 24 June Lost Dogs Disco Opening Night

Saturday 25 June Boogie Nights: Emma Volard, Darcy Fox + Meredith Louise

Sunday 26 June Kids Disco Parties

Wednesday 29 June Puppies Plein Air + Pup Paint and Clay

Thursday 30 June Doggie Dance Games

Friday 1 July Doggo Disco with DJ Nige

Saturday 2 July Boogie Nights: Sing Session with Melbourne Indie Voices + Elly Poletti

Sunday 3 July Discoyoga


The Lost Dogs’ Disco is a temporary sculpture that celebrates the place of dogs in our lives. Visitors journey through an immersive installation of 16 dogs, some up to 5.5m tall: all in various states of repose – curled-up, standing, even touching noses.

There are four distinct characters, inspired by three dog breeds: Poodles, Bull Terriers and Dachshunds.

As visitors’ journey through the happy pack, the dogs’ coats light up and they greet passers-by with happy grunts to celebrate each new person’s arrival; for the Lost Dogs’ Disco is a hallowed place for dogs and every newcomer to the disco is greeted as a fellow disco dog.

The installation features a custom sound design of electronic music that captures the beauty, fun and pathos of a dog’s life including a chorus of barks, growls, howls and all kinds of doggie hullabaloo.



ENESS is a multi-award-winning art and technology studio, led by Artist and Founder Nimrod Weis. The studio has designed ground-breaking experiences for cultural institutions across the world for the last 20 years.

ENESS creates interactive artworks that forge greater community connection in the public realm through joy and happiness. In this way, the studio collective consider themselves to be Happiness Architects. At the heart of all ENESS work is joyful, cross-generational connection. ENESS strives to change public space by introducing unexpected and surprising work that forges deeper moments between friends, family and community; even enabling strangers to meet and find common ground.

Founded in 1997, ENESS is a multidisciplinary team of creatives including artists, musicians, software engineers, industrial designers and a writer. ENESS pioneered the art of 3D projection mapping and interactive real-time motion tracking, breaking new ground and creating firsts that have since become accepted design solutions. The studio has been commissioned to produce and install artworks worldwide for signature commercial buildings; urban and cultural precincts; festivals, galleries and museums of modern art.

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