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Glow Winter Arts Festival 2022

See the night light up after dark when this series of stunning projections and installations descends on Prahran and Malvern East.
By Concrete Playground
May 30, 2022
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By Concrete Playground
May 30, 2022
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Throw on your winter coat and head out into the night as Glow Winter Arts Festival returns to Melbourne's southeast for a luminous 2022 edition. Hosted by the City of Stonnington over fourteen nights, the free after-dark arts fest celebrates the best that local creatives have to offer, with plenty of dazzling light projections to tempt you off the couch. And this year, it'll be spread across two main precincts, descending on Prahran Square from Friday, June 3–Sunday, June 12, before hitting Malvern East's Central Park from Thursday, June 16–Sunday, June 19.

Working to the theme 'Metamorphosis', the festival first lights up Prahran Square with intricate new work Now Breathe, by Resolution X collaborators Jamie Russell, David Bartholomeusz and Kait Hall. Expect a giant living organism, crafted from a series of light tubes and backed by a calming soundtrack featuring more than 250 different recordings of human breaths.

Then, from June 16, Central Park Gardens will come alive nightly with five eye-popping glowing installations from local artists. Take a wander through works like ENESS' renowned Sky Castle, with its interactive colour-changing archways inspired by a rainbow; or the vibrant, ever-morphing Monolith, by Skunk Control. There's also an over-water carpet of tiny glowing flowers (The Overbloom, by Mandylights), an exploration of the concept of immediacy in the form of a vibrant sculpture (Cautionary Note, by Michael Doolan), and a 3D hot air balloon experience by renowned light artist Carla O'Brien (Taking Flight).

While you're there, you'll also find food trucks slinging wintry eats and drinks to warm your hands (and stomach).

Catch Glow Winter Arts Festival from 6–10pm.

Skunk Control's 'Monolith'.

Top Images: 'Sky Castle' by ENESS, photographed by Zhu Rui. Glow Winter Arts Festival, supplied.

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