Outdoor movies, projection art, music, comedy and live theatre return to Stonnington this month
Since its inception three years ago, the City of Stonnington’s Glow Winter Arts Festival has gone from strength to strength. Last year saw families glide through Prahran on an ice rink; this year (August 11 to 21) will see an influx of immersive art experiences.
The team behind Gertrude Street Projection Festival will light up Prahran’s coolest strip with Greville Projections, featuring works by Fairy Turner, Ian de Gruchy, Kate Geck, Nick Azidis, Olaf Meyer and Yandell Walton.
Roving artists and live theatre will emerge after dark as part of the brand new Arts Burst program – expect anything from cloudmen to opera singers, giant snails to geishas, jellyfish and more.
Glow Comedy Club takes over the Melbourne Bowling Club for three nights of hilarity starring Claire Hooper (Thu Aug 18), Tom Gleeson (Fri Aug 19) and Luke McGregor (Sat Aug 20). Tickets are $35 plus booking fee. Dilruk Jayasinha takes on MC duties for all three shows.
Particle Bloom at Functions on Chapel involves stereoscopic 3D visuals by award-winning design practice ENESS set to live music by the General Assembly, Great Earthquake, Stonnington String Quartet, Caroline Vercoe or Byron Scullin. Live performances are from $15 plus booking fee, while the rest are free (opening night is $25).
Flicks ‘n’ Feasts, where films are paired with themed food trucks, is back for another spin. Market Lane will become a free open-air cinema (blankets for hire), screening movies like Gremlins, Labyrinth, Roman Holiday and BMX Bandits with food trucks serving American, Italian, Korean or Australian food.