Friday, February 21st, 2020
Louise Zhang
commissioned by 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art

‘Step through the Moon Gates to feel the good fortune.’

To celebrate Lunar New Year 2020 in the Darling Harbour precinct, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art (4A) created a special installation to mark the festival. On 25 January 2020, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art celebrated the 2020 Lunar New Year with a series of colourful Lunar New Year Moon Gates designed by Sydney based artist Louise Zhang.

Louise’s work brought the Darling Harbour Precinct to life with colourful facades that invited 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 featured highly detailed traditional floral motifs, celebrating Lunar New Year. Beautifully detailed lilies featured prominently on each gate with the lily considered to be the most lucky flower for this year’s zodiac.

Installation image courtesy of 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art.