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Art Gallery of NSW: Lunar New Year 2019

Celebrate the Year of the Pig

Celebrate the Year of the Pig at the Gallery

Join us for Lunar New Year, with a range of free events for everyone.

Discover the traditions of this ancient celebration and start your new year inspired by Asian art and culture, including a special Art After Hours on Wednesday 6 February.

Experience the spectacle of a lion dance, learn about the ancient traditions of tea drinking and calligraphy, and get hands-on with our drop-in family artmaking workshop.

Sat 2 Feb, 11am (Entrance court)
Lunar New Year lion dance. Traditional Chinese lion dancing and drumming

Sun 3 Feb, 10am. Free (Domain theatre)
VisAsia Hingyiu Mok Mandarin-language lecture 2019

Wed 6 Feb, 6pm. Free (Café foyer)
Demonstration: Traditional Chinese calligraphy
Request a hand-written auspicious phrase to take home

Wed 6 Feb, 6pm. Free (Entrance court)
Performance: Lunar New Year lion dance
Traditional Chinese lion dance and drumming

Wed 6 Feb, 6.30pm. Free (Entrance court)
Celebrity talks: Benjamin Law with Adam Liaw

Wed 6 Feb, 7.30pm. Free (Entrance court)
Live music: Sophie Koh. Pop music inspired by Chinese poetry

Fri 8 Feb, 6.30pm
VisAsia Lunar New Year Dinner. Celebrate the Year of the Pig. Charges apply (Entrance court)

Sat 2 & Sun 10 Feb, 11am-1pm. Free (Entrance court)
Meet Caishen, god of prosperity. Lunar New Year celebration

Visit the website for the full program.



Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays to Sundays, 10am to 5pm
Wednesdays, 10am to 10pm

Sunday 3 February to Sunday 10 February 2019



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