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Lunar Lantern: The Snake

Where
Queen Victoria Building
Queen Victoria Building
455 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000
QVB forecourt
When

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

Cost

Free

In western cultures, the Snake is often associated with being sly or ruthless, however signifies wisdom and humour in the lunar zodiac.

Here the dark side of the snake is starkly contrasted with a bright and fun, child-like approach to the animals iconic form. Inspired by children’s craft, the concertina body allows the snake to exhibit its trademark twists and turns as it takes on an a faceted look. Vivid colours, inspired by real snakes will complete the lantern.

Artist bio

Alexandra Sommer and Brad Clark are creatives working across Events, Theatre & Production Design. Graduates of the NIDA, Alexandra and Brad’s theatrical body of work includes Jerry Springer the Opera at the Sydney Opera House, Gallipoli for STC and All the Blood and All the Water for Riverside Theatre Company, for which they won a Sydney Theatre Award for Best Set Design.

Alexandra & Brad have designed the inaugural Winter Feast for MONA, the launch of the Barangaroo Reserve site and have worked on the Lunar Lanterns exhibition since 2016."

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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