Brisbane begins celebration of Asian art in 2016 with Neon Pop
Akira Le | On 08, Feb 2016
BrisAsia 2016 exploded with Neon Pop at Raddacliff Place last Friday night. Opened by Lord Mayor Graham Quirk, the crowd was treated to a night of Asian pop culture and the art of Cosplay. The DJâ€™s had bystanders dancing, while Asian food stalls offered appetising delights.
Neon Pop showcased a Super Mario Bros fan play, followed by K-pop singers such as Konoha Collective, May Lyn, Serena Mak, and a Cosplay fashion parade. The Brisbane Cosplay community turned up in their gear and mingled with the crowd, posing for photographs and enjoying the relaxed atmosphere. The highlight of the evening was a lantern parade lead by giant paper monkey and snake lanterns. The night ended with a dance party with music by DJ Howl and DJ Tonium, and a light show.
This event has gained popularity in the four years since its conception of celebrating Brisbaneâ€™s strong connections to Asia. BrisAsia has a program packed full of events across Brisbane from Friday 5th to Sunday 21st of February. Events include a free concert of the latest K-pop and J-pop music by local band ONE; art installations on Eagle Lane by Vanghoua Anthony Vue and Elysha Rei; and Kisaragi-Sai,who are celebrating all things Japanese in the CBD.
See http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/whats-on/type/live for the full itinerary for BrisAsia.
Photography by: Akira Le