Brought to life by hundreds of egg-shaped glowing lights draped on a metal frame, the Rooster lantern symbolises the idea that many parts can combine to create a beautiful and unique whole.
The design is inspired by Sydney’s many thriving communities – with each light representing a unique voice, story, or idea. Together, they show that diversity and inclusion can create a beautiful powerful force which shapes our sense of belonging and identity.
About the artist
Valerie is an artist based in Sydney who has been a finalist in several art prizes. She is also CEO of the Australian Writers’ Centre and has been the Curator of the Sydney Lunar Festival since 2019.
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!