Mona Foma is making its presence felt in Launceston already, with the installation of an artwork in the Gorge on Friday morning via helicopter.
The red helicopter made multiple trips from Kings Wharf, flying over the Yacht Basin into the Gorge and back over Trevallyn for its next load.
It was taking equipment to install artist Amanda Parer’s Man on a pontoon in the First Basin.
The 12-metre cubed installation will be displayed on a pontoon and lit up for the duration of the festival.
Parer recently toldThe Examiner the artwork was a metaphor for humanity overdoing it and only just coming to that realisation.
“A lot of the themes in my work are about our relationship with the environment, and at the core of that is, I guess, trying to understand our arrogance,” Parer said.
“Doing giant pieces is a way to remind us to have a little humility.”
Parer is a Launceston-based artist who exhibits all over the world.
Her giant, inflatable sculptures have drawn astonished looks in places like the Mid-Summer Festival in Hong Kong, Spotlight in Bucharest, and Exploratorium in San Francisco.
Mona Foma begins in Launceston on Sunday and runs until the following Sunday.