Queen Victoria Building - Rooster for CNY
The QVB Rooster
19 January – 12 February 2017
In celebration of the Year of The Rooster, the QVB commissioned the creation of a bespoke public art piece curated by Art Pharmacy Consulting. The result is a unique large scale installation of a rooster that combines the work of innovative Sydney artists, designers and makers.
The QVB Rooster stands proudly underneath the centre’s historic dome at over 4 metres high. It is constructed of an elaborate metal framework, with the body hand-wrapped in fine fabrics, and the head, wattle and tail adorned with intricate paper details. The QVB Rooster faces the direction of the sun rise in the east, alluding to the rooster as a sign of dawn and awakening.
The artists’ collaboration in creating the QVB Rooster encapsulates the traits of the tenth animal in the Chinese Zodiac – Hardworking, Resourceful and Talented.
View the installation from every level and delight in the design, scale and unique interpretation of this Lunar New Year’s zodiac animal.