This year, GLOW festival returns to bring light and colour to the City of Stonnington, to celebrate it’s beautiful green spaces and iconic cultural venues.
Over five weeks, five large scale art installations will pop up across multiple locations. Working with movement, sound and light, these art displays will bring together locals and visitors to enjoy this immersive and creative art experience.
Across these different locations, each work brings audiences and art together with thought provoking subjects. Many of the works speaks to our relationship to place and the earth we walk on. Drawing on elements of sustainability, many of these works speak to the future of our life, and the life cycles in which we exist in within the natural world.
Dates and Locations
Rockley Gardens, Toorak Road, South Yarra 3141
HIVE MIND is a new creation by Dead Puppet Society, that is a kinetic sculpture that brings micro insects to life at macro scale using movement, sound and light.
Chapel Off Chapel, 12 Little Chapel Street, Prahran 3181
Planted in Chaos, created by Planck, an artist collective within Grumpy Sailor, is a leading Australian Creative Experience Studio that specialises in adventurous projects for public spaces. Planck’s key artistic focus is on works that speak to people and place, that address the environment, the future of life on our planet and our place as a species within it.
Grattan Gardens, Grattan Street, Prahran 3181
The Guardians, is an art installation by Skunk Control. Over time The Guardians have evolved to soak up light, hold onto it and gently release it when night’s darkness lingers and the equilibrium between light and dark is frayed. As they collect light throughout the day, their foliage undergoing a constant colour metamorphosis; painting the nearby area in constantly changing colours.
Central Park, Corner of Burke Road and Wattletree Road, Malvern East 3145
Studio John Fish make their debut at Glow with an immersive installation ‘Specularity’. This piece offers a unique visual experience that plays with one’s sense of space and time while allowing the audience to become part of the artwork. Specularity encourages all ages to consider complex interlinking life cycles found in our natural world and to reflect on how we exist within these systems.
Prahran Square, Cato Street, Prahran 3181
Airship Orchestra is a mystical tribe of otherworldly characters beamed from the night stars, skin streaked with galaxy and voices like stardust. The sound experience is its own spatial environment, immersing visitors in an arresting score written character-by-character for a 20-person choir.