The final day of the Mobile Neon Workshop.
Posts Tagged ‘Neon’
After a period of studying neon at art school in New York under the tutoring of Fred Tschida, Richard William Wheater returned to the UK to find there was nowhere to continue this interest in a creative environment. He then undertook a traineeship in a commercial neon company before leaving to teach. Neon is seen as a dying industry and over recent years many neon companies have closed down including the one Wheater trained at.
Stumbling down a Melbourne laneway, on a still dark night in wintry July this untitled glowing work jumps out at me. It is bold, bright and intriguing. An intertwined pattern that demands attention from me in a jewellery shop window near the iconic cafe Pellegrini’s. Grace Tan is a Kuala Lumpur born Melbournian who has lived and studied in both Rotterdam & New York. She has a degree in Media & Philosophy and hopes to begin a Masters in Urban Planning in 2012 at Melbourne University. She does not claim to be an artist or a designer, though she says she is surrounded by the art world, with a multitude of friend artists whom she regularly assists. This work is Grace’s first piece, it was created in 2010 in response to joining a group exhibition.
The Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam is a construction site but they have now opened the renovated old building to the public with temporary exhibitions. This one is called Temporary Stedelijk 2. On entering you first lay eyes on Dan Flavin’s Light Installation made specifically for the hallway back in 1986 and now reinstalled for this occasion.