Taking on a robotic form, the Horses are embellished with vibrant Korean flowers and patterns including the dancheong which is found on traditional Korean wooden buildings. The magnificent Horse lanterns make reference to traditional totem poles that identify village boundaries and serves as protective guardians. With an illuminated beating heart, the pair of 6m tall Horses are designed as modern guardians for the Lunar New Year.
About the artist:
Born in Seoul, Australian landscape painter Min-Woo Bang came to Australia in 1990 and graduated National Art School and Sydney College of the Arts. Bang has been a finalist in The Wynne prize, Mosman art prize, King’s School Art Prize, the Tattersall’s Landscape Art Prize, and Hadley’s Art Prize.
You’ll find Min Woo Bang’s awesome horse lanterns at Circular Quay between French Connection and Searock Grill.
This is part of the Lunar Lantern walk which follows the Circular Quay foreshore, from Cadman’s Cottage to Sydney Opera House.
Don’t forget to download our Sydney Culture Walk app to make exploring the lanterns even easier!
Friday 31 January to Sunday 9 February 2020