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Lunar Lantern: The Snake

amigo and amigo’s breathtaking suspended snake slithers overhead again in 2018

Produced by the City of Sydney

The physical allure of the snake is explored in its sinuous form.

Inspired by the traditional art of Chinese kite-making, this golden snake flies above the public, representing prosperity and wealth. The artists have also featured the Chinese happiness symbols in the eyes as a symbol of good fortune for the coming year.

About the artists

amigo and amigo, co-founded by Simone Chua and Renzo B Larriviere, is a Sydney-based lighting and design studio that explores the combination of light and sculpture in public spaces. Best known for its large-scale interactive works, amigo and amigo has exhibited extensively in Australia, and recently in Shanghai, China.

The zodiac symbol of the Snake can be characterised as private, wise and intuitive. The enigmatic snake has no qualms about putting itself first.

Explore the 12 Lunar Lanterns at Circular Quay during the Sydney Chinese New Year Festival.

The Snake Lunar Lantern facts:

A 23-metre long gold, glistening snake.
Inspired by the traditional art of Chinese kite-making.
Its eyes feature the Chinese character for ‘fortune’ upside down, as a symbol of good fortune arriving for the new year.



Every day, all day

Friday 16 February to Sunday 25 February 2018


Circular Quay, Sydney NSW, Australia
Opposite wharf 2



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