This 'Circus' theme Event was commissioned by the 'Big Dog Polo Club' in Melbourne. This amazing agency (Big Dog Creative) is behind some of Australia's leading Brands and Products. We were delighted to be involved with making this years Werribee Polo Day a raging success...or should I say a 'Heaving' success. It was just that; a complete sell-out (350 tickets) plus all the visitors from the other side of the field, ensured the 'Big Dog Polo Club' Circus Tent was the place to be on Saturday...nobody knows who won the Polo:)...but a better day could not have been had.
To put their members in the mood we were asked to provide both Props and Installation:
Our Circus props have been designed and inspired by the 18th Century Glory Days of the Big Top Circus : a time when the Circus was more important than Disneyland, when it surpassed all other entertainment venues in popularity.
Circus Tent Entrance
The Circus Entrance creates the perfect first impression for any event. The vivid colours, the opulent draping, the professional yet 'Old style' lettering, Plush Red Carpet Runner and Gold Bollards all combine to create a classy, exciting and inspiring entry...sure to make all your guests feel special and important...a great way to start the day!!
Lemonade, Candy, Popcorn and Fairy Floss Bar Canopies
These Bar Canopies consist of French Striped Roofing Panels and Skirts, Sign-age and vivid multi-coloured chiffon draping. These custom designed canopies are ideal for Marquees: four Canopies covered the Cocktail Bar in the Central Marquee which is 6mtrs wide, perfect for 4 x 1.5mtr wide Canopies.
The Lion Cage is a 2.5 dimensional Prop that consists of a relief style Lion and 18th Century Styled Wagon Cage...again a very colourful prop in keeping with 'Glory Days' of the Circus.
The Tiger Cage is a 2.5 dimensional Prop that consists of a relief style Lion and 18th Century Styled Wagon Cage...again a very colourful prop in keeping with 'Glory Days' of the Circus.
Lion Tamer Photo Board
This prop was hand painted by Margaret Gibson and is a beautifully vivid reproduction of an 19th Century Photo board used in the Side Shows during the Glory Days of the Big Top Circus.
Thank fully the weather in Melbourne was beautiful and we were able to utilise both the 'Circus Entrance' and the 'Lion Tamer Photo Board' props outside. Instead of using the steel base plates (our normal MO) we stabilised the props using Star Pickets. Because the Marquee did not have a floor we also used star Picket to support the Bar canopies and the Circus Cages.