Chinese New Year

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Last Friday, a little early for my Artists Books workshop at State Library NSW, I had my very own ‘Accidentally Cultured’ experience whilst walking up Martin Place, Sydney.

I found myself distracted from my usual crowd gazing, adoration of the magnificent jewellery and clothing in the shops and wonder at the sight of the ‘Gringotts’ bank , by the mirage of a ‘chariot of fire’ racing towards the George Street pedestrian crossing.

I was torn between my sculptor’s brain wondering how it was made, to memories of the ‘Entombed Warriors’ exhibitions.  Snapping back into reality I realized Martin Place was being prepared for Chinese New Year.

Continuing my journey, I then came across an ocean of red lanterns being strategically placed across Martin Place.  The dancing red patterns contrasted against the old buildings certainly brightened up Friday morning.

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Outside channel 7 news room there was plenty of fun to be had.  I think Dr Suess was visiting because there were lots of Cats in Hats swarming around.

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Then finally just in front of the Macquarie Street crossing there were giant mahjong blocks rising into a tower.

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I enjoyed the atmosphere of excitement preparing to welcome in the Chinese Lunar New Year and the Year of the Monkey.

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