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Lunar Lantern: The Rabbit

The tai chi bunnies return for the 2018 Sydney Chinese New Year Festival

Produced by the City of Sydney

Discover these 8 playful rabbits practising tai chi with the Sydney Opera House Bridge as a backdrop. Chinese New Year Festival Curator Claudia Chan Shaw invites you to join the circle and try out rabbit tai chi poses, or just wander among these whimsical creatures and get in the bunny spirit.

About the artist

Claudia Chan Shaw is an artist, author and designer for fashion label, Vivian Chan Shaw. Her career spans art and design, photography, curating, broadcasting, collecting and lecturing. She was co-host of the ABC’s popular TV program Collectors. Her work has been exhibited in Australia and is held in private collections.

The Zodiac symbol of the Rabbit can be characterised as trustworthy, empathetic and friendly. The Rabbit is sociable, relishing in the company of others.

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

The Rabbit Lantern facts:

You can join the rabbits and try out the tai chi poses.
Each rabbit is 2.5 metres high.
The eight rabbits are dressed in green, blue, yellow, red and purple happi coats.

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



Every day, all day

Friday 16 February to Sunday 25 February 2018


First Fleet Park, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia



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