Chinatown will be watched by 2 guardian dogs towering 3.8 metres above the street.
The pattern and colour of the red and blue dogs reflect the opposite qualities of yin and yang, as well as the happy, celebratory atmosphere of the Sydney Chinese New Year Festival.
About the artist
Fan Dongwang studied at Shanghai School of Arts and Crafts (SSAC) in the 1970s. In 1990 he migrated to Australia, obtaining a Master of Arts at COFA in 1995, and a Doctor of Creative Art at Wollongong University in 1999.
The Chinatown Dog Lanterns are presented by Guide Dogs NSW/ACT.