An explosion of happiness will burst skyward over Bega on Friday, May 17 at the launch of a Bega Valley Regional Gallery redevelopment philanthropy campaign.
"We invite everyone to join us at this inflatable event, called Microcosm, and I'm hoping this eye-catching artwork will encourage donations skyward too," gallery director Iain Dawson said.
"We are asking for donations towards updating internal infrastructure like audio visual equipment, digital displays, collection management software and workshop materials which we need to support our growing exhibition and education program.
"Technology is increasingly a feature of artwork and creative endeavour and we need to stay up to date to be a viable venue on the exhibition circuit."
The happy art installation, Microcosm, is by Goldberg Aberline Studio (GAS), who create large scale works of public art using a variety of mediums.
Maurice Goldberg, former architect and corporate leader, and Matthew Aberline, feature film and live performance designer, came together to form GAS to produce immersive art experiences for art lovers around the world.
Work by GAS is based on a constant quest to develop, research and create new ideas.
Importantly, their work maintains the touch of the artist's hand and aims to stimulate feelings of unexpected delight and joy in viewers.
Director of the Russell Mills Foundation Dr Dennis Foster will launch the Microcosm installation.
Microcosm will hang above the BVRG on display 24/7 for three weeks before popping up at Tathra Wharf for 24 hours on Saturday, June 8.
The opening event will take place at the gallery on Friday, May 17 at 6pm.