Everyday spaces become art sites as you discover artwork and artists from around the world and around the corner. Carla created the festival logo which will also have its own exhibition during the month of Sept featuring it as neon art photographed in various places around Hobson's Bay. Her husband surprised her with a custom made neon for behind the DJ.
Take one triangle of inner city seaside land, fill it with savvy small bars, luscious food stalls, an antique Spiegeltent full of stunning shows, carnival rides, quirky sideshows, a Central Park style ice rink, sparkling lights and roaring fires and you have with warmth and wonder of Map Visit Instagram neonmoment to see some of the photos submitted.
Carla's signature Neon Angel Wings were re-imagined as the colourful wings of a giant butterfly, coming together with eight other touchable works which created an effervescent garden of colour, light and photogenic delights.
The unofficial entrance to the garden was a 2. Consisting of a series of whimsical neon lines that looked as if they were playfully hand drawn, the archway acted as a gateway into the imagination. Viewers were invited to stand inside the archway for an immersive 3D multi-colour experience. Maybe because neon is traditionally used for signage, it's not something we're used to touching.
I make art for people to interact with - that's what brings it to life. To me, my pieces only become real art once people get involved with them," says Carla. I'm particularly excited to see how people relate to The Neon Tree.
I'm betting people will sit under it, even though it doesn't have any shade. The Neon Brollies are real clear plastic umbrellas so when it rains people can actually stand under them. The Mirror Me, Mirror You people are made up of tiny mosaic mirrors so you can see yourself reflected - it won't be easy to take the perfect selfie but I'm sure people will try!
For more photos check out these hashtags on Instagram: Consisting of a series of whimsical neon lines that looked as if they were playfully hand drawn, the Archway acted as a gateway into the imagination. Viewers were invited to stand inside the Archway for an immersive 3D multi-colour experience. The Neon Slice of Pizza is on a wire mesh backing mounted to the concrete wall in the dining room.