The GLOW Winter Arts Festival has gathered a fan base of all ages since it first launched. With larger than life light installations, the illusion of a forest filled with colour, illuminated neon signs perfect for selfies and more, it's back in August from Thursday 15 to Sunday 18 August 2019 nightly at 6-10pm.
Head to Central Park at the corner of Burke and Wattletree Road (148 Burke Rd), Malvern East for a fun evening with the family. Parking is brutal, so be sure to get in early.
Hot drinks and snack stands will be available to buy and enjoy on site. This year, the Cheese and Bread food truck has been invited along to offer yummy toasties (food porn on their page if you like cheese toasties; look very moreish); and Miss Molly's Cakes to go with your coffee for sweet treats.
Local businesses surrounding Central Park will also stay open for service with a range of delicious delights. However closing times vary, so keep that in mind.
Some of the featured lighting installations you can look forward to this year for that magical selfie are as follows.
Wonderdome - premiering in all its glory so you can immerse yourself in a world of colour and light and watch a universe of dazzling effect swirl around you.
Minor Disturbance - ocean sounds, sonar pings, Morse Code - think the Great Barrier Reef as this interactive installation blends the beauty of our oceans with the plastic pollution that threatens them.
Secrets of the Golden Elm - A fairytale to explore and inspired from bioluminescent plants; who might that be that lives behind the door at the base of the tree?
Seasons - we all fondly refer to Melbourne as being four seasons in one day; experience them all in this theatrical light production of Seasons. Go from a summers day to the warm hues of an autumn leafy forest.
String Symphony - 600 LED lights and 100km of woven rope comes to life as it engages the community and gives them a tangible connection to each other. Say hello.
Red Air - it captures the spirit of the future where a First Nations aesthetic merges seamlessly with contemporary Australia. It celebrates the ancient past while simultaneously creating something very new and modern for all Australians.
Head to the website and click on the links provided to each installation and find more information about the amazing artists and their thoughts behind each project.