Neon Garden

The Neon Garden at Rockhampton River Festival

Carla O’Brien’s career as a visual artist began in 2009 after experiencing the world-renowned Burning Man festival in Nevada, USA. Her primary medium is LED Neon Flex, a revolutionary replacement of traditional Glass Neon. She creates awe-inspiring neon art installations now seen at festivals and events and in restaurants, bars and in peoples’ private collections. Her highly interactive neon installations are social media and crowd favourites.

O’Brien’s signature neon art piece NEON ANGEL WINGS were first seen at White Night Melbourne in 2015 and went globally viral in 2016 when Katy Perry Instagrammed a photo of herself ‘wearing’ the Wings at the Burning Man festival in Nevada USA in 2016. In January 2020 the Neon Angel Wings went global when three pairs were a feature installation at the Festival of Light in Birmingham and Southampton, UK.

O’Brien has had solo month-long exhibitions of her neon work and has been a feature artist at many festivals across Australia. Rockhampton River Festival is excited to display Carla's Neon Street Flowers and Rainbow Arch on Quay Street as part of the festival. 

Check out Carla's recent installation of Neon Street Flowers at Westfield Woden, Canberra. 

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Neon Street Flowers will be displayed along Quay Street adjacent to the Rockhampton Museum of Art and Customs House.