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Come on a magical journey of light through Central Park

The Glow Winter Arts Festival returns for its fifth year this August with another fantastic FREE program of stunning and immersive outdoor installations to spark curiosity in Malvern.

Proudly presented by the City of Stonnington, the Glow Winter Arts Festival embraces the strong artistic talent in Melbourne's Southside and creates a wonderful playground to explore after dark. Last year's event was a huge success and this year's 4-day program is sure to prove a warming distraction during Melbourne's final month of winter.

The Glow Winter Arts Festival will run from 16 to 19 August 2018, 6pm-10pm each night in Central Park, Malvern East. Come along with the whole family and enjoy a spectacular showcase of immersive outdoor installations in the gardens of Central Park, including innovative work never presented before in Victoria.

The City of Stonnington Mayor, Cr Steve Stefanopoulos said "I'm delighted to invite residents and visitors to experience our wonderful Central Park in a new light. Over four nights, we will transform the dark of winter into a wonderland of light and play."

Award-winning Mandylights will present The Laser Garden, an immersive installation of thousands of rotating green laser beams. The rays catch the air in clouds of dense fog and with a lick of wind, the garden changes in shape and size as visitors roam freely through the beams.

Revive the Reef by S1T2 is a work that asks us to think about our precious environment and in particular, The Great Barrier Reef, a natural treasure unlike any other place on earth. Step into a magical underwater landscape and work with friends and strangers to unwind the pressures threatening the Reef. Together, you'll transform a bleached white Reef into a kaleidoscope of colour and real Reef sounds.

Neon Glow and Neon Night Garden by Carla O'Brien is back brighter than ever with the oversized multi-coloured neon GLOW letters and Neon Night Garden, an exciting selection of her most interactive neon installations of things you might find in a garden including a kite, a butterfly, and even a flamingo.

Between the Trees By Melinda Hetzel & Co, is an interactive tree-installation, creating a magical world of plants, humans, music and light. Reminding us to be connected with nature, Between the Trees invites participants to 'play' the installation by interacting with suspended, miniature ecosphere, creating original compositions in real time.

Anthropic Augmentation by Caroline Packham is a choreographed performance with four handheld projectors that explore an imagined future memoir of the Yarra River. The public are invited to participate by sending a letter/poem to this future humanised Yarra and a performance artist will facilitate letter/poetry writing at performance events.

Let your imagination guide you through forests of colour and experience winter in Stonnington like never before at Glow Winter Arts Festival 2018.

For more information on the installations and to plan your visit, please head to

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When: 16-19 August from 6-10pm
Where: Central Park, Malvern East
Cost: Free event
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