After an excellent chat with Chris Bracey on his work I thought I’d share a little with you.
Gods Own Junkyard neon exhibition takes place in Carnaby Street in January in an amazing retrospective of neon light art from the past 80 years. Featuring the personal collection of neon sign maker Chris Bracey, Gods Own Junkyard takes over 57 Carnaby Street for one week of brightly lit fun.
Gods Own Junkyard
Neon exhibitions don’t come along everyday so if you are a fan of the classic lighting sign, this is one exhibition you should not miss. Spread out over three floors and featuring retro, vintage and current day neon signs and art, this is one location where wearing your sunglasses indoors will not make you look stupid.
Chris Bracey is a master sign maker and neon art fan, and has been adding to his collection over the past 30 years. With his own personal collection on display in the Gods Own Junkyard neon exhibition, Chris is inviting everyone in the Carnaby area to come and see his unique collection, some of which has featured in several major films.
Neon on screen
From signs saying Peep Show to the classic flashing Girls Girls, many of the pieces on display in the Gods Own Junkyard neon exhibition will be recognisable from the world of cinema. With films such as Eyes Wide Shut, Batman, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Tomb Raider on their credits, these neon signs are almost as famous as the faces of the actors alongside them.
Celebrating the launch of Spine TV’s film, Neon Men, the Gods Own Junkyard neon exhibition takes place from 10am – 9pm, Friday 22nd January – Wednesday 27th January 2010 at 57 Carnaby Street.