Britain’s biggest exhibition of neon art to date was recently hosted by Blackpool’s Grundy Gallery. ‘Neon: The Charged Line’ brought together a wide assortment of neon art, showcasing the striking beauty of neon when used as an art form.
The Grundy Gallery, bathed in dazzling neon colours, was a perfect venue for the exhibition, located in a seaside town world famous for its illuminations. Blackpool was a truly innovating town in its use of neon, bringing neon art to the illuminations as far back as the 1930s.
Artbeat.tv’s illuminating film explores the love affair artists have with neon. It was filmed in Blackpool and at a neon workshop in Wakefield, Yorkshire.