Head to Melbourne’s west and enter a magical, glowing dreamscape. Walk underneath trees drenched in colour, and see illuminated creatures in this immersive experience. Set in Werribee’s Wyndham Park, this installation will celebrate the natural beauty of the parkland setting. LIT is a free experience, and will run each night from February 25 to March 6.
LIT at Wyndham Park
Head out to the main lawn, and be delighted by huge inflatable sculptures of poodles, bull terriers and dachshunds. These colourful inflatables were created by ENESS, the same team behind the inflatable Koi fountain at Fed Square.
“We’re thrilled that visitors will also be among the first to experience a new work – Lost Dogs’ Disco, with its Victorian premiere from Melbourne based art and technology studio ENESS,” said Councillor Peter Maynard.
The Lost Dogs’ Disco celebrates the place that dogs have in our lives. There are 16 dogs in total, and some of them are up to 5.5 metres tall. Each inflatable dog is in a various state of response, such as being curled up, standing or touching noses. As you journey through the installation, each dog will light up, and they will greet you with a wholesome chorus of growls, barks, howls, grunts, and generic doggy hullabaloo.
Dogs are welcome to come along and check out the installation, as long as they are supervised and on a leash at all times. Of course, owners should clean up after their mess. Due to the noisy nature of the experience, nervous dogs are encouraged to stay at home where they’re most comfortable.
After you’ve explored the dog installation, head across the West Lawn and explore Lantasia by The Lanternist. See a glowing trail of animal sculptures hidden in their natural habitats.
Then, see the Bridge of Dreams and help be a part of the art. Use a QR code, draw your dreams, and see them projected on the bridge for all to see.
Finally, have fun with an interactive GloWall.
When: February 25 to March 6
Time: 8pm to 11pm
Where: Wyndham Park – Entry via Wedge Street Piazza, Werribee.
Food: This event is an easy walk from Werribee Train Station, and is near plenty of restaurants and cafés, so you can dine in, grab takeaway, or organise a picnic hamper. There will be no food and drink at the event itself. LIT is an alcohol-free event.Find more information about LIT here.