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Lunar Lantern: The Rabbit

Where
644 George St
Sydney NSW 2000
Australia
Opposite World Square
When

Every day, all day Saturday 29 January to Sunday 13 February

Cost

Free

Trustworthy, empathetic and friendly, the Rabbit is sociable, relishing the company of others.

Taking inspiration from the popular ‘White Rabbit’ candy, the Rabbit Lantern is reminiscent of sweet childhood memories, fun and play, indulgence and treats.

Taking colourful candy packaging as a cue, this playful 5m tall Rabbit Lantern is inspired by the ancient art of Chinese paper-folding.

The concept is a nod to Liang and Lu’s humble childhood when they did not have the luxury of owning toys but cherished the folded paper forms their parents would fashion for them out of their favourite candy wrapper. 

About the artist

Nancy Liang is a collage artist who uses drawing, paper cut-outs and animation to explore Australian urban landscapes. Fiona Lu is an interdisciplinary artist that explores the ‘in-between’ of Chinese and Australian culture through her art practice. Both Australian born, Liang and Lu integrate their Chinese cultural experiences of growing up in Sydney to explore icons of childhood nostalgia through re-imagined forms that spring to life.

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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