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:
Fiona Lu is an interdisciplinary artist that explores the ‘in-between’ of Chinese and Australian culture through her art practice, while Nancy Liang is primarily a collage artist who uses drawing, paper cutouts and animation to explore Australian urban landscapes. Collaborating together, both Australian born Chinese artists integrate their Chinese cultural experiences of growing up in Sydney. They explore icons of childhood nostalgia through re-imagined forms that spring to life
You can enjoy Nancy Liang and Fiona Lu’s Rabbit Lantern at East Circular Quay (South) between the trees.
This is part of the Lunar Lantern walk which follows the Circular Quay foreshore, from Cadman’s Cottage to Sydney Opera House.
Don’t forget to download our Sydney Culture Walk app to make exploring the lanterns even easier!
Friday 31 January to Sunday 9 February 2020