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Amanda NunesBy Amanda Nunes
First created
Amanda NunesBy Amanda Nunes
First created
CA$ 564
pledged of CA$ 4,500pledged of CA$ 4,500 goal
10
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, July 18 2018 9:00 PM UTC +00:00

About

For one sleepless night, from sunset to sunrise, the familiar is discarded and Toronto is transformed into an artistic playground for a series of exhilarating contemporary art experiences in unexpected public spaces at Nuit Blanche.

This year, the event will be in Scarborough for the first time. I have been selected as an artist to exhibit at Scarborough Town Centre. I need your help to make my immersive installation come to life.  

The original hot air balloon installation
The original hot air balloon installation

In 2009, Scarborough Town Centre dismantled an iconic art installation. Giant, billowy hot air balloons that ebbed and flowed into the air. These giant puffs of colour would ascend and descend in front of the Bay.   

Credit: Urban Toronto
Credit: Urban Toronto

 The Project 

If you ask most people who live in Scarborough, chances are that they have fond memories of being mesmerized by those balloons. My installation is a nod to this balloon installation.

Looking upward, visitors will see more than 100 hot air balloons suspended from the ceiling. The balloons will range in size from 1ft up to 6ft, and will be gently lit. The colours of the balloons will reflect the original installation colours. The balloons will be untouchable, but immersive. New visitors will delight in the beautiful sight, and past visitors to Scarborough Town will remember those hot air balloon giants that they experienced as a child.  

The installation will be open to the public for free on September 29th, from sunset to sunrise, at Scarborough Town Centre.

What is my money going towards?

The funds raised will go towards to cost of creating the custom made PVC balloons, the air to inflate them and the cost of suspending the balloons from the ceiling.

Risks and challenges

My project has been accepted and approved by the City of Toronto and Scarborough Town Centre. I have the space and the team to install. I've reached out to potential sponsors and have applied to programs, but currently have no funding. Without funding, I won't be able to make this project come to life.

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    From Scarborough, with Love postcard

    A custom, blank post card to send to someone special.

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    Custom postcard snail mail

    A postcard that will be sent to you with a specific Scarborough gem to explore. This could be a foodie hot spot, natural beauty, or a cool shop. The possibilities are endless.

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    A super stylish t-shirt with the phrase, "From Scarborough, with love."

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    Take home a balloon from the exhibition

    Take home your very own piece of the exhibition. Balloons will be deflated before they are sent to you. Balloons are soft plastic and range from 1 ft to 5 ft in diameter.

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