Loyal, smart and sociable, Dogs are a friend to many.
The large, friendly, fiberglass lanterns combine traditional Chinese three-dimensional carving techniques with Western pop art colour palettes. The pattern and colour of the red and blue dogs reflect the opposite qualities of yin and yang, as well as the celebratory atmosphere of the Sydney Lunar Festival.
About the artist
Fan Dongwang studied traditional Chinese art at Shanghai School of Arts and Crafts (SSAC) in the 1970s and later taught there. 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. He lives and works in Sydney.
The Lunar Lanterns will be lit from dusk each evening, but are just as impressive by day.
Lunar Lanterns walk
Find these magnificent giant artworks on the Lunar Lanterns walk.
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Listen to an audio description of this lantern.