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5th November 2016
NEON: The Charged Line

The seaside city of Blackpool is synonymous with bright lights and late nights, but has arguably lost its appeal in recent years with potential visitors opting for international holidays as opposed to domestic 'staycations'.

However, the Grundy Art Gallery is bringing back the vibrancy of the iconic city with their NEON: The Charged Line Exhibition, which explores how artists have worked with neon, from the 1960’s to the present day.

The exhibition will encompass a wide range of ways in which artists have experimented with light designed to be seen rather than illuminate; whether through text and language, the drawn line or an investigation into its physical and sculptural qualities.

Coinciding with the famous 'Illuminations', the gallery will also be displaying rarely seen 1930's designs highlighting Blackpool's pioneering role in the history of neon in the UK.

For more info head over to the Gallery’s website.