Welcome to Comic Glow Trails, the first and only comic book event that combines glow in the dark, walking tours, hidden Easter eggs and fun workshops! You can come to one, two or everything and enjoy a month of discovery and art.
Six amazing Melbourne Comics artists have been commissioned mini comics about ‘Melbourne after dark’. Their artwork has been enlarged and pasted-up across the city for participants to reconstitute the story by walking to each intriguing location (Launching on Oct 9th).One of the panels has a glow-in-the-dark component that can only be seen after dark!
Join creative director and artists, Emilie Walsh, in a walking tour of the Glow Comic Trails including commentary from guest artists, symbolism and of course finding that glow in the dark Easter Egg.
Each of these tours will cover different trails so you can join them all!
Who will be teaching?
Emilie (she/her) is an artist and educator based
between Melbourne and Marseille (Fr), working across media with a focus
on community-based practice and education. She graduated from her PhD in
Fine Arts at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2020 and has been an
art resident at Testing Grounds (2020), Making Space (2021) and the
Comic Art Workshop (2021).
Emilie has exhibited her works at FortyFive Downstairs gallery, the
Abbotsford convent, No Vacancy Gallery, Arcade and George Patton
In 2021, Emilie opened Couleur in Collingwood, a printmaking studio focusing on DIY, hand-prints, and experimental printmaking. Since 2023, Couleur Studio
has relocated in South of France. Emilie is also a comic book artist
and her illustration has been published by the Lifted Brow and she
self-published her first graphic novel in 2018 with Tree Paper Comics in
Melbourne. In 2023 she is running Glow Comics Trails festival with
Laneway Learning, celebrating Melbourne’s booming comics scene.
These events are supported through the Melbourne City Revitalisation Fund – a $200 million partnership of the Victorian Government and the City of Melbourne.