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Lunar Lantern: The Ox

A stunning display featuring over 26,000 LED pixels.

Produced by the City of Sydney

The majestic Ox takes pride of place in Circular Quay, in a stunning display featuring over 26,000 LED pixels. A nod to the game of mahjong, the 10-metre high Ox is made up of hundreds of illuminated mahjong tiles, projecting an enchanting light and creating a link between heaven and earth.

About the artist

Tianli Zu was born in Beijing and now lives in Sydney. She has exhibited extensively in Australia and China and her work captures her experiences of different places and cultures.

The figure of the Zodiac Ox can be characterised as loyal, reliable and strong. The determined Ox is always diligent.

Explore the 12 Lunar Lanterns at Circular Quay during the Sydney Chinese New Year Festival.

The Ox Lantern facts:

10m high, 10.2m long and 4.8m wide.
Over 700 lanterns in the shape of mahjong tiles took a team of 10 over 1,500 hours to complete.
Each tile is 650mm by 485mm by 120mm in size.
Over 26,000 LED pixels have been used to light up the enchanted beast.

The Lunar Lanterns will be illuminated from dusk each day, however they can be viewed in daylight.

The Ox lantern is presented by The Star.



Every day, all day

Friday 16 February to Sunday 25 February 2018


Circular Quay, Sydney NSW, Australia
Opposite wharf 2



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