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Lunar Lantern: The Rabbit

When

Every day, all day Friday 12 February to Sunday 21 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 Lanterns walk

Find these magnificent giant artworks on the Lunar Lanterns walk.

The free, self-guided tour is available in the Sydney Culture Walks app. Download from the App Store or on Google Play now.

The City of Sydney is proud to partner with OzHarvest during Sydney Lunar Festival. Donate today and help feed Sydney.

Listen to an audio description of this lantern.

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