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Lunar Lantern: The Monkey

When

Every day, all day Saturday 29 January to Sunday 13 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 peaches representing long life.

Zhang’s impressive Monkey tower captures the monkey as playful, cheeky 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 Tour

Find these magnificent giant artworks on the Lunar Tour.

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

Listen to an audio description of this lantern.

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