Sydney Lunar Festival
City of Sydney
We invite artists, creatives, and producers to design the Lunar Lanterns exhibition as part of the 2023 festival.
We’re seeking concept designs for lanterns illustrating the 12 zodiacs of the lunar cycle as part of the Lunar Lanterns exhibition on George Street.
Applications are now closed
Concept designs will go through a 2-stage selection process. Selected designs will then be adopted and transformed into the Lunar Lanterns.
The exhibition will be free for the public and able to be viewed night and day.
Sydney Lunar Festival is attended by more than 1.3 million people each year and celebrates the city’s diverse cultural communities.
The 2023 Lunar New Year celebrations include Chinatown Lanterns, Lunar Lanterns on George Street, Lunar Lanes in Chinatown, Dragon Boat Races and an exciting program of more than 80 associated events.
Lunar Lanterns will be exhibited from 21 January to 5 February 2023.
We’re looking for projects that:
Lunar Lanterns exhibited on the illuminated plinths should consider the following design specifications and recommendations.
The exhibition will start at Sydney Town Hall and run along George Street towards Hay Street, Haymarket. This precinct is home to a number of multicultural businesses and restaurants and is a key Sydney Lunar Festival site with a number of programs planned, including associated events and roving cultural entertainment.
The zodiac animals to be represented are: