Launceston residents flocked to the Gorge on Sunday night to see Amanda Parer’s installation Man lighting up the First Basin.
The work is part of Mona Foma, and will be visible until January 20.
Ella Baker-Condon and Cameron Martin headed down to the First Basin to see the work.
“It brings something different – and it makes the Gorge look really big,” Ms Baker-Condon said.
Greg Bradfield said the installation was a sign Launceston was headed in the right direction.
“It’s terrific, I love it,” he said. “If we can get the mindset that yes, we are an arty community now, and all we have to do is open our mind up to it.
“What we’ve got is a balloon in the middle of the Gorge, and we’re all coming up to see it.”
He also watched the sculpture helicoptered in and installed, and went for a swim around the floating Man – but, like dozens of people, wanted to come back for a few sunset photos.