Sydney Lunar Festival banner gallery

We invite artists and creatives to design an outdoor public art installation celebrating the Year of the Snake in 2025.

Project Status: In progress

We’re seeking up to 8 artists and creatives to design the banner gallery.

Successful concepts will use the street banner network throughout the city centre in a corridor-like effect along key streets and transit routes.

Sydney Lunar Festival is attended by more than 1.3 million people each year and celebrates diverse cultural communities. The Sydney Lunar Festival includes Lunar Lanterns on George Street, Sydney Lunar Streets in Haymarket, Dixon Street Mall decorations, dragon boat races and more than 80 exciting associated events.

The banner gallery will be on show from 29 January to 16 February 2025.

Application guidelines

Your concept for the banner gallery should:

  • reflect the Year of the Snake or draw inspiration from one of the communities that celebrate the Lunar New Year
  • be highly engaging, vibrant and colourful, and appeal to a broad audience
  • demonstrate artistic excellence, innovation, and a creative approach
  • be designed in line with the banner specifications
  • consider the sequencing of banners with up to 6 designs permitted in each banner gallery.

Make sure you read the terms and conditions before submitting your application.

Street banner network information

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  • Designs need to show very strong colours to work most effectively with fabric printing.
  • The colours need to be strong enough to penetrate both sides of the banners.

The City of Sydney will provide:

  • project management
  • printing and production
  • installation and dismantling of banner gallery artwork banners. Installation is scheduled from 27 January 2025. Dismantling is scheduled from 17 February 2025.
  • publicity and promotional materials.

Apply online

Submit your design by Sunday 16 June 2024, 11.59pm Sydney time.