Rainbow art “brings joy”

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Sunshine Coast’s Ginger Factory opens 200m-long art installation.

rainbow umbrellas  hanging over a walk way

The Ginger Factory has collaborated with local artist Sophy Blake to create a “joyous explosion of colour” on the Sunshine Coast.

The aptly named Rainbrella Project is an installation artwork on about 1000 rainbow umbrellas suspended in a canopy above the Ginger Factory’s rainforest gardens.

Ginger Factory Tourism Manager Brenda Bailey said the 200m-long permanent installation would bring joy to visitors while functioning as practical protection from the weather.

“It goes without saying that the last two years have been a difficult time for our world,” Ms Bailey said.

“It is our hope that being the first artwork of its kind on the Sunshine Coast, the installation brings joy, happiness and peace to all who journey through its colourful paths.”

Sunshine Coast artist Sophy Blake said the installations took more than 100 hours to create.

“The artwork explores the theme of hope and new beginnings,” Ms Blake said.

“Historically rainbows are known as a symbol of hope; a symbol that despite the darkness, storms or tribulations of life, can appear, evoking a feeling of peace.

“With each colour signifying an expression of hope, rainbows bring the promise that the troubles of today will come to pass.”

The Ginger Factory is open daily and admission is free.

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