Filter by
City of Sydney

Lunar Lantern: The Monkey

When

Every day, all day Friday 12 February to Sunday 21 February

Cost

Free

Quick-witted, charming and lucky, the adaptable Monkey livens up any occasion.

Delight in the playful monkeys balancing on top of each other, and juggling small glowing peaches, with a large golden peach at the top – the peach representing long life.

 Zhang’s impressive 8 metre tall Monkey tower captures the monkey as playful and child-like. Their poses were developed from imagining the monkey as acrobats hopped on each other’s shoulders.

About the artist

Born in Sydney, Louise Zhang is a Chinese-Australian artist, whose multidisciplinary practice spans painting, sculpture and installation. Hear how her fascination with collectable toys inspired this work. Zhang graduated with a Masters of Fine Arts by Research at UNSW Art & Design in 2016. Her work has been displayed in exhibitions across Australia and China.

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.

The free, self-guided tour is available in the Sydney Culture Walks app. Download from the App Store or on Google Play now.

The City of Sydney is proud to partner with OzHarvest during Sydney Lunar Festival. Donate today and help feed Sydney.

Listen to an audio description of this lantern.

More events in Exhibitions

Balance bike clinics

Balance bike clinics

Suitable for children aged 3 to 8 years.
Today 9am to 11am
Bilingual storytime @ Green Square Library

Bilingual storytime @ Green Square Library

Fun sessions in English and Mandarin for pre-schoolers, held in the outdoor amphitheatre
Today 11.30am to 11.50am
Mandarin rhymetime @ Green Square

Mandarin rhymetime @ Green Square

A fun program for babies and toddlers in the outdoor amphitheatre, combining rhymes and songs
Today 10.30am to 10.50am
We Are All Astonishingly Wise by Katy B Plummer

We Are All Astonishingly Wise by Katy B Plummer

An interactive fortune-telling video installation on Abercrombie Lane
Today all day
A Mile in My Shoes

A Mile in My Shoes

A shoe shop where you can walk a mile in someone else's shoes - literally
Today 10pm to 4am
Bush School: 2.5-5 years

Bush School: 2.5-5 years

(Re)connect children to nature and experience all of its benefits
Today 9.30am to 11.30am
Ever Sun by Rochelle Haley

Ever Sun by Rochelle Haley

A suspended installation on Wilmot Street
Today all day