The Rabbit Lantern

2020 - 2022
The Sydney Lunar Festival,
The City of Sydney



Curator
Valerie Khoo
Curatorial Team
Grace Houw, City of Sydney
Builder
Gorilla Constructions

The Rabbit Lantern is a large scale illuminated artwork made for The Sydney Lunar Festival 2020 with the City of Sydney. It is one of 12 animals of the Lunar Zodiac represented as a sculptural installation in a free outdoor display that celebrates a centuries-old tradition of Chinese Lanterns with a contemporary twist.

Sitting by Sydney’s harbour, The Rabbit is inspired by playful childhood memories of the popular ‘White Rabbit’ candy. The concept is a nod to a humble childhood, where one did not have the luxury of owning toys but cherished the folded paper forms their parents would fashion out of our favourite wrappers from candies during the Lunar New Year.