A free brilliant arts festival kicks off in Prahran this Friday

Winter arts festival Glow returns to Prahran this Friday, presenting a series of illuminating exhibitions from June 3-19.

A series of newly commissioned exterior illuminations inspired by the festival theme of ‘Metamorphosis‘, will brighten up two venues – Prahran Square and Central Park Gardens – for the Glow Winter Arts Festival in 2022. The immersive outdoor installations are designed to ‘spark conversation and arouse curiosity after dark’.

Starting Thursday, June 16, Central Park Gardens will feature five captivating illuminations by local artists every night until June 19. Popular local food trucks will also operate on site.

What do you want to know

  • Glow winter arts festival takes place in Prahran Square from June 3 to 12
  • It runs concurrently at Central Park Gardens from June 16-19
  • It’s totally free, you can see the full program here

Discover Melbourne’s latest art events, exhibitions and performances here.

Of On Friday, June 3, you can visit Prahran Square to see new work by Resolution X collaborators Jamie Russell, David Bartholomeusz and Kait Hall, titled breathe now. The installation aims to transform the urban forest of the square into a living, breathing organism through the interaction of high-quality lighting tubes with a soundscape of over 250 recordings of human breaths.

Meanwhile, Skunk Control presents a work entitled Monolithwhich modifies the path of light as it passes through fine structures to create a landscape in constant metamorphosis of colors.

sky castle by ENESS (pictured left) is a dreamlike, interactive sound and light installation featuring a group of inflatable arches that stretch in a colorful symphony across public space to evoke the joy and hope of an arch- rainbow after a storm.

In Take the plane, Carla O’Brien gives participants a colorful way to experience the sky while staying grounded, and asks them to think about how they change when they change location.

Michael Doolan asks viewers to think about what happens between the protagonist and the bird in his animated sculpture, Cautionary note. Mandylights’ Overflowering is a celebration of the physical scale, in a mass of numbers and size, reflecting the joy of growing up and the fun of travel.

“Our outdoor spaces will come alive at night with laughter and light with the return of the Glow Winter Arts Festival. It’s an opportunity to get out and experience Prahran Square and Central Park in Malvern East in a new way walking through immersive installations and exploring large-scale illuminated works of art,” said Stonnington Town Mayor Jami Klisaris.

For all the info, go here.

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