A flotilla of lanterns will launch across Evandale Lake in Watershed, where the lakeside and river of the Evandale precinct will be illuminated for the GLOW festival with an evening of activities, artworks and displays.
Senior Curator at Gold Coast City Gallery, Virginia Rigney said that 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.
‘It will be a special event where all different shapes and colours of floating lanterns are launched on the lake at dusk will start to glow as night falls so the lake becomes an illuminated canvas,’ Ms Rigney said.
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.
‘We are at a watershed moment for our development on this site of The Arts Centre Gold Coast and want to share the exciting long-term vision for the precinct in a very hands on creative way,’ Ms Rigney said.
The GLOW festival, presented by City of Gold Coast, will start at 5pm on Saturday, 11 April with lanterns launching onto Evandale Lake at 5.40pm.
As 2015 is The International Year of Light, why not make an afternoon of it with a free cinema screening of Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s concert Journey through the Cosmos (bookings essential) at 3.30pm and pop over to Gold Coast City Gallery for photography by torchlight from 7pm.
Gold Coast City Gallery will also be hosting an AFTER DARK: Pre-GLOW event on Thursday, 9 April to hear from some of the artists and designers working with light and digital technologies including Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award finalist and inaugural winner David Stephenson and GLOW artists Jason Haggerty and Michael and Richard Candy.
The Watershed project has been developed in partnership between The Arts Centre Gold Coast and City of Gold Coast.
Additional information about the GLOW program is available at www.theartscentregc.com.au.
More information about The International Year of Light is available at www.light2015.org
GLOW PROGRAMING AT THE ARTS CENTRE GOLD COAST
AFTER DARK: Pre-GLOW
Galleries stay open 5 – 8pm | Program from 6pm | Cash bar
DATE Thu 9 Apr VENUE Gallery 1
Gold Coast’s newest festival GLOW seeks to throw a light on creative practice. Hear from some of the exciting artists and designers working with light and digital technologies including Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award finalist and inaugural winner David Stephenson and GLOW artists Jason Haggerty and Michael and Richard Candy.
DATE Sat 11 Apr, 5.00 – 10.00pm.
VENUE Evandale Lake (behind The Arts Centre Gold Coast)
Watershed lanterns lunched at 5.40pm. Photography by torchlight at Gold Coast City Gallery from 7pm.
JOURNEY THROUGH THE COSMOS Cinema Screening
DATE Sat 11 Apr, 3.30pm (runs for 2 hours and 50 minutes with a 20 minute interval) VENUE Arts Theatre
COST FREE! Bookings essential.