GLOW to light up Gold Coast’s thriving creative scene

glow 1GOLD Coast residents are invited to illuminate their senses at the City of Gold Coast’s first ever digital arts event – GLOW.

The inaugural event will light up the lakeside of Evandale Parklands, Bundall, on Saturday 12 April from 5pm to 10pm.

With only the stars and the lights of Surfers Paradise for guidance, residents can follow the glow to discover the City’s dynamic and diverse digital talent. It will feature digital arts from animation and projection to glow yoga and interactive video gaming.


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glow 2Mayor Tom Tate said the City of Gold Coast was delighted to welcome the first ever lakeside water and laser spectacular tipped to be a highlight of the event program.

“GLOW will shine a light on the Gold Coast’s thriving creative scene,” Cr Tate said.

“There has never been a more exciting time for artists on the Gold Coast. There is a definite cultural shift and one of the key drivers for this is the City’s commitment to creating an international standard civic and cultural heart at Evandale.

“You will be able to immerse yourself in our cultural future with the strikingly colourful and distinctly Gold Coast winning design from ARM Architecture and Topotek1 taking centre stage at GLOW through the Gold Coast Cultural Precinct Touring Exhibition with full scale model, fly through animation and images.

“Together with the Culture Strategy, the precinct will help shape the city’s cultural future and create an environment where all types of creative expression have an outlet,” he said.

Cr Tate said the Gold Coast was home to a vibrant cultural scene.

“Every weekend is buzzing with events and festivals and GLOW is set to become one of our city’s major annual events of the future, as we support our Culture Strategy in action,” he said.

“If you’re in Surfers Paradise, take a free trip across the river and arrive via water shuttle from Cavill Avenue pontoon.”

Tweed-based internationally recognised digital artist Craig Walsh will entrance GLOW visitors with his intriguing digital projections into trees.

Other activities include an illuminated bar and food area, live music, short films, and self-guided tours of the sculpture walk.

More information on GLOW is available at cityofgoldcoast.com.au/glow

Date: Saturday 12 April 2014
Time: 5pm – 10pm
Location: Evandale Parklands and Lake (behind The Arts Centre Gold Coast), 135 Bundall Road, Bundall

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