Have you seen the art installation in Lane Cove Plaza to celebrate Lunar New Year? ‘Wishing Clouds’ by Natalie Tso is an interactive installation which invites the community to throw their wishes onto qipao clouds.
Tso was inspired by the Lam Tsuen Wishing Trees in Hong Kong that she visited as a child.
During Friday’s Lunar New Year celebrations in the Plaza, the community were invited to write their wishes on scrolls and throw them onto the clouds.
Elements of qipao/cheongsam are integrated into the clouds as it is important to wear a new cheongsam each year to visit extended families to wish them well in exchange for red pockets.
The installation will be in place until the end of the month.