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Lunar Lantern: The Pig

John Deng's cheeky flying pigs are a new addition to the Sydney Chinese New Year Festival

Produced by the City of Sydney

In China, the pig is known for having a lucky and happy character and a sense of humour. In the western world, people say ‘pigs might fly’. This artwork explores both eastern and western notions about this lovable animal.

About the artist

Born in Beijing 1964, John Deng studied architecture and interior design at the China Central Fine Arts and Design Institute. He arrived in Australia in 1989 and lives in Goulburn. He has held exhibitions in China and Australia and his work is held in private and corporate collections.

The figure of the Zodiac Pig can be characterised as honorable, philanthropic and optimistic. The Pig can be incredibly focused and achieve great things.

Explore the other 12 lanterns down at Circular Quay this Chinese New Year.

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

The Pig lantern is presented by KIIS 1065.



Every day, all day

Friday 16 February to Sunday 25 February 2018


Cadmans Cottage, George Street, The Rocks NSW, Australia



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