Hang it and they will come. That's the philosophy behind Lantern Love founder Marni Shaw, whose "big picture" vision extends beyond the magic of creating jaw-dropping lantern installations to something far more community-spirited.
The former graphic designer artfully transforms ordinary spaces into extraordinary ones, drawing on her creative eye for combining striking colour palettes, bold shapes and atmospheric lighting.
"It's very hard not to smile when you stand under a Lantern Love installation," says Marni.
"If we can make people happy, help them forget their troubles, relax and enjoy themselves then I feel like we've brought something positive to the community."
Her list of clients include Tourism and Events Queensland, Airbus Group Australia Pacific, Toowong Village and St Joseph's College Gregory Terrace, to name just a few; with diverse installation spaces ranging from a cruise liner terminal in Cairns to Brisbane's cultural icon, the Gallery of Modern Art.
Celebrating one year in business this month, the busy mother-of-three is turning her focus to public event spaces and collaboration with other Brisbane artists and creative talent.
This exhibition features a new collection of multimedia works on paper and glass by Brisbane artist Lisa Taylor King, and continues from Tuesday 23rd – Sunday 28th February 2016 (5.30pm – 7.30pm).
"Lanterns have always symbolised to me joy and celebration, and most importantly, a simple way of connecting people and creating a little magic. Hopefully, for many, this is a reminder that anything is possible."
This is the first in a series of collaborative events in 2016. The Taylor King Studio will also be hosting three shows during the Anywhere Theatre Festival in May.