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Jo Ferguson

I studied a Bachelor of Photography at Griffith University, Queensland College of Art. I am currently undertaking a Bachelor of Arts in Professional Writing and Editing at Swinburne University in Melbourne. Life turned an exciting corner when I began exploring it from a photographer's and a writer's viewpoint. Suddenly old places became unchartered adventures. Nowadays nowhere and nothing escapes my curiosity. My creative endeavours extend to non toxic printmaking and experimental photographic printing techniques. I also enjoy spending a few hours losing myself in a fabulous book in my cosy armchair.

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Docklands, VIC

Docklands Shades of Winter Photo Competition

This winter, Destination Docklands is hosting a photography competition throughout the months of July and August. It’s called ‘Shades of Winter’ and they are looking for photos taken in and around Docklands during these months. The subject matter can be anything you like. It could be of your kids having fun outdoors, people wining and dining, Docklands scenic parklands or harbour, local mar ...

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City, VIC

White Night Festival 2015

Looking for a memorable, magical night with friends or family? Make sure you check out the annual White Night Festival. White Night is an all night extravaganza that runs from 7pm to 7am on Sat 21st February. It’s a marathon celebration of art, technology and culture. Now in its third year, White Night promises an even bigger number of exhibitions and events, spread across the city from the Nati ...

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Docklands, VIC

Waterfront City to Etihad - Docklands Harbour Walk

I’m sure many of you have enjoyed the delights of Victoria Harbour at Docklands. You’ve explored the boardwalk and the harbour from the ‘Cow in the Tree’ sculpture, past the colourful ‘Lego’ building and down past all the yachts and their steel capped mooring posts. You’ve probably caught a tram up to Harbour Town to shop or venture to one of the latest tourist attractions at Waterfr ...

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Melbourne CBD, VIC

Melbourne Zoo - Always Evolving

Forget Darwin’s theory of evolution, at Melbourne Zoo you can witness constant evolution taking place. Every time I visit the zoo there is a fantastic new exhibit, or cool activity to take part in.   One of the newest attractions is Lemur Island. This is an enclosure you get to actually walk around in. Talk about get up close and personal. There is no having to see these adorable little fur bal ...

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Melbourne CBD, VIC

Mykids Emporium

Remember how cool the Myer toy department in the city used to be? My kids loved this place when they were little. There was so many fun things for them to interact and play with. For those of you who are unfamiliar, Myer Melbourne used to have an amazing toy department filled with activities such as a giant monopoly board where sounds would play as you stepped onto certain squares, such as train n ...

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Melbourne CBD, VIC

H&M at the GPO

H&M is one of the new retail giants to recently open in Melbourne. The modern, trendy new store takes up three levels and has made its home in Melbourne’s historic GPO building on the corner of Elizabeth and Bourke Streets in the city.   Being the flagship Australian store, previously H&M clothes were only available to us via their online store. This was itself a roaring success in Aust ...

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Melbourne CBD, VIC

The Emporium Department Stores

Department Stores at The Emporium   The Emporium is Melbourne’s newest retail shopping extravaganza. With five levels of glitzy and glamorous looking stores you could be mistaken for thinking that you’ll need a second mortgage just to spend a day here, but you’d be wrong.   Although there are indeed some expensive places to shop at Emporium, there is plenty on offer for the average family ...

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Melbourne CBD, VIC

Dine Out in Degraves Street

Degraves Street is a narrow cobblestone laneway running between flinders Street and Flinders Lane, opposite Flinders Street Station in Melbourne CBD. The first thing you notice is the abundance of cafes, restaurants and tiny hole in the wall eateries lining either side of the road. Being one of the most frequented laneways for lunch or dinner, Degraves St is always teeming with people. Numerous hi ...

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Docklands, VIC

LIbrary at the Dock

There’s a new library in town but it’s so much more than a big room full of books. The Library at the Dock is Docklands latest addition to the picturesque Victoria Harbour precinct.   Located at 107 Victoria Harbour Promendae Docklands, the new community hub has a huge collection of books, magazines, DVD's CD's and games to borrow. Made from materials such as recycled hardwood taken from the ...

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Melbourne CBD, VIC

The Royal Arcade, Melbourne's Living HIstory

Since 1869 The Royal Arcade has been close to the hearts of all Melbournians as one of our most unique hidden treasures. Joining Elizabeth, Little Collins and the Bourke Street Mall, The old world charm of this little piece of Melbourne’s history is always a delight for visitors of all ages, whether they are tourists or seasoned locals. It feels like stepping back in time and walking the pages o ...