Lunar New Year // Moon Gates by Louise Zhang
25 January 2020 -
09 February 2020
1-25 Harbour St, Sydney NSW 2000
To celebrate Lunar New Year 2020 in the Darling Harbour precinct, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art (4A) is creating a special installation to mark the festival. On 25 January 2020, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art will start celebrating the 2020 Lunar New Year with a series of colourful Lunar New Year Moon Gates designed by Sydney based artist Louise Zhang. Commissioned by 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art for the Lunar New Year, Louise’s work will see the Darling Harbour Precinct come to life with colourful facades that invite visitors to walk through and feel good fortune ahead of the year of the rat. A traditional architectural element of many Chinese Gardens and with different spiritual meanings, each of Zhang’s bright moon gate’s will feature highly detailed traditional floral motifs, celebrating Lunar New Year. Beautifully detailed lilies will feature prominently on each gate with the lily considered to be the most lucky flower for this year’s zodiac.
See the gates outside the Chinese Garden of Friendship in the Darling Harbour Precinct throughout the Lunar New Year festival from 25 January – 9 February 2020.
Top image: Louise Zhang, Moon Gates, 2020. Photo: Anna Kucera