Hastings City centre will light up in the lead up to Christmas this year, with two temporary, spectacular, large-scale interactive light art installations In Civic Square and Albert Park. Switching on in Civic Square from November 28 to December 13 is Shrooms by Amigo & Amigo – an interactive lighting and design studio that explores the combination of light and sculpture in public spaces. Hastings City Art Gallery will have a number of art programmes for families and children in conjunction with this wonderful installation. Make sure you don’t miss them out.
- FREE drop in daily kids’ art activities from 3pm to 4.30pm every week day from November 28 to Thursday December 12, and;
- FREE drop in weekend Kid’s art activities on November 30, December 1, 7 and 8 from 10am to 2pm
The Shrooms are large inflatable mushrooms – five of them of various size, shape and colour. They tick all the boxes for interactive installations: very bright, very big, up to six metres tall and very mesmerising. In many cultures Mushrooms are considered as a symbol of luck, to find a mushroom means that good luck is at hand. Sydney based, Amigo & Amigo have created this immersive artwork that encourages our social nature whilst contrasting with the grey urban environment. Simone Chua, designer in chief at Amigo & Amigo says “We love hijacking public spaces, embedding them with colour, nature and play”. Amigo & Amigo decided to use bold contrasting colours, to create a work that not only engaged and illuminated at night but also being a colourful spectacle during the day.