Parents, kids flock to opening of Katena

Katena will blow your mind. Photo: David Baylis
Katena will blow your mind. Photo: David Baylis

PARENTS and children flocked to Carine this morning for the opening of Katena.

The giant inflatable art installation is welcoming people of all ages and abilities at its temporary home at Carine Open Space until July 14.

Architects of Air’s luminarium takes its name from the catenary curve, which is the shape of a chain suspended between two points, that has a natural visual sympathy with pneumatic forms.

Photo: David Baylis

Walk through the airlock into a maze of winding paths and domes, and a world of colours created by light shining through the fabric.

No two visits are the same as the atmosphere inside alters according to changing weather and light outside.

Photo: David Baylis

The main dome, resembling a pineapple, features more than 200 colour highlights spiralling upward to a green finial.

Katena is open tomorrow to Friday from 10am to 4pm and Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 4.45pm.

Photo: David Baylis

Entry is free and a maximum of 80 people are allowed inside at any time so once capacity is reached visitors can only enter as others leave.

Check the City of Stirling’s Facebook page for updates on expected waiting times.