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The Spring 'Shrooms' have popped up in the South Piazza

Charlestown Square has just launched Get Mushy, an exciting new experience that will both surprise and delight!

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A giant forest of glowing mushrooms or  'Shrooms' will be popping up in the South Piazza from Thursday 10 September – Sunday 27 September 2020.

In a first for the Hunter Region, an immersive artwork of 7 giant inflatable Shrooms will be hijacking the South Piazza space bringing with them a colourful spectacle by day and brightly lit colours by night.

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So just what are Shrooms and why are they popping up at Charlestown Square?

The Shrooms were created by the talented Sydney based design duo Amigo & Amigo, who was inspired by the humble mushroom and their ability to just pop up in Sydney's industrial areas, where The Amigo's live. Like a little gift of nature amongst a grey urban environment, their ability to emerge in unexpected environments for only a couple of days fascinated them.

Passionate about lighting and experimental forms, Amigo & Amigo went about creating a body of work that showcases their ability to use light and materials to transform spaces and engage the public, embedding them with colour, nature and play.

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One half of the Amigo's, Simone explains in more detail,

"Our desire, creativity, and technical proficiency has led our projects to become larger in scale and technical complexity."

"Our artistic vision is to continuously explore the transformation of environments into memorable experiences, inviting real audience interaction with the work."

The amigos installation work has been featured internationally throughout Asia, South America, Europe and the Middle East, to see more of their work visit - amigoandamigo.com

Be sure to combine your Get Mushy experience with dinner at one of the South Piazza's many restaurants - The Grateful Thai, Grill’d, The Bavarian, New Shanghai, Oliver Brown, and Ribs and Burgers. Whether you're heading out with family or your friends why not make a night of it and drop into Strike Bowling, Holey Moley, Timezone, Megamania or Reading Cinema.

Whilst you're visiting the Shrooms be in the running to WIN 1 of 5 $50 Charlestown Square Gift Cards just by posting a pic on Instagram and tagging #charliegetsmushy.

Charlestown Square

30 Pearson Street, Charlestown, NSW, 2290

Today - 0900 - 1700