An agent in China contacted Colin to join a group of top international balloon artists. The brief for the team was to create a large balloon sculpture and then individually make various balloon art installations, in a huge shopping mall.
Colin flew out to Chengdu for 8 days, 3 of which were spent constructing a 5 metre tall Magical Tree Sculpture. The rest of his time was spent presenting shows on how to create balloon art. Colin presented four shows each day with well over 200,000 people attending! The event had considerable national media interest and was broadcast all over China.