This Sydney Lunar Festival, designers Meilun Gao and Yuxiao Wang present their fluffy luminous Rabbit lanterns, A-Hong(阿红), meaning the lucky-red, and A-Zi (阿紫), the lucky-purple, for Dixon Street Mall in Sydney's Chinatown.
Join the designers as they discuss life after moving from China to Australia, experiences of discord and fragmentation of identity and how they find resonance and deep connection through the intercultural interchanges. Learn how this informs their approach to their creative practice and growing body of work.
Meilun Gao and Yuxiao Wang, from Studio Yu & Mei. are an emerging duo of designers, working across architectural design and collaborative public art, with a sensitive approach bridging tangible built-environment and daily artful practices.
Both Meilun and Yuxiao were brought up in China and moved to Sydney in 2013 to as international students, and have since been working and living in the local City of Sydney and Inner-West area.
Meilun is an avid explorer in traditional Chinese Literature with special interest in Fengshui and Ba-Gua theory, while Yuxiao keeps practicing the art of traditional Chinese calligraphy and seal engraving which she was taught since the age of five and is now specializing in the font of Li(隶), a form of writing that dates back more than 2,200 years.