Get ready to light up Stonnington

Sky Castle by ENESS. Picture: Zhu Rui

Stonnington’s Glow Winter Arts Festival is set to make a stunning comeback with a dazzling program of light, colour and art.

The festival that runs between June 3 and 19 has something for everyone, and is sure to get the whole family talking.

It’s the perfect adventure to take your inquisitive children or teens.

Two well-loved spaces Prahran Square and Central Park Gardens will be lit up and ignite curiosity after dark.

From Friday 3 June visit Prahran Square to see the sublime new work by Resolution X collaborators Jamie Russell, David Bartholomeusz and Kait Hall, called Now Breathe. The installation transforms the square’s urban forest into a living, breathing organism through the interplay of high-spec lighting tubes with a soundscape of over 250 recordings of human breaths.

From Thursday 16 June, Central Park Gardens will showcase five engaging illuminations by renowned local artists every night until 19 June.

City of Stonnington Mayor, Cr Jami Klisaris, is excited about the return of Glow Winter Arts Festival.

“Our outdoor spaces will come alive at night with laughter and light as the Glow Winter Arts Festival returns. This is a chance to step out and discover Prahran Square and Central Park in Malvern East in a new way by walking through immersive installations and exploring large scale illuminated artworks,” Cr Klisaris said.

Glow Winter Arts Festival invites visitors to go on a free twilight journey of light and transformation over two weeks and in two locations; Prahran Square from 3 – 12 June and Central Park Gardens from 16 – 19 June.

With stunning after-dark illuminations, visitors can immerse in the art, with popular local food trucks on-site and local businesses from surrounding precincts on their journey to and from the festival.

This winter, Glow Winter Arts Festival is a ‘must do’ on Melbourne’s cultural calendar.