Evandale Lake will come to life, illuminated for the GLOW festival, with a flotilla of lanterns, artworks and displays.
The Watershed project will showcase the work of local community groups who have been asked to make lanterns to creatively represent their hopes and ambitions for the future Gold Coast Cultural Precinct. The lanterns will be floated across Evandale Lake.
‘It will be a special event where all different shapes and colours of floating lanterns are launched on the lake at dusk,” said Virgina Rigney from GC City Gallery.
The lanterns will then start to glow as night falls, so that the lake becomes an illuminated canvas.
Ms Rigney has worked with local new media art collective BestCinco, made up of artist Michael Candy and lighting designer Richard Candy, who will also be creating their own signature floating artwork for the event. Arts workers Laurinda Janiewicz and Bella Piddock have worked with over 150 people from different community group to make the lanterns.
‘A collaborative project on this scale is a first for us and we are really delighted to work with local community groups including the Kirra Hill Arts Group, City of Gold Coast Junior Council and the Gold Coast Homeless Youth Project,’ she said.
The GLOW festival will start at 5.00pm on Saturday 11 April with lanterns launching onto Evandale Lake at 5.40pm.
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GLOW AT THE ARTS CENTRE GOLD COAST
Thursday 9 April, 5.00 – 8.00pm | Pre-GLOW with arts, music, talks and food | Gallery
Saturday 11 April, 5.00 – 10.00pm | Watershed lanterns, photography by torchlight, artworks and displays | Evandale Lake
Saturday 11 April, 3.30pm (2hr 50 min program) | Journey through the cosmos screening | Arts Theatre | Free but bookings essential
Get all the details at The Arts Centre GC website.