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Lunar Lantern: The Tiger


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



Enthusiastic, courageous and ambitions, the Tiger is a born leader.  

Don't miss the opportunity for a photo with this biggest of the big cats during Sydney Lunar Festival.

In Chinese culture, the tiger incites both awe and admiration for its prowess, ferocity and beauty.

This big cat is full of life and embodies the spirit of achievement and the drive to make progress.

The tiger represents the greatest earthly power and protection over human life. The sign on this tiger’s forehead spells ‘king’, which is common in most Chinese symbols depicting a tiger.

About the artist

Malaysian-born Kevin Bathman is an artist and graphic designer who has worked in Sydney, Auckland and Kuala Lumpur. Among his projects is The Chindian Diaries, an arts and community project exploring the connection, history and forgotten stories of the Chinese and Indian community.

The Lunar Lanterns will be illuminated from dusk each day, however they can be viewed in daylight.

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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