The Water Dragon sculpture will be installed and displayed on the outside of the Chinese Museum in Chinatown, Melbourne in October 2012.
As this is the year of the Water Dragon, I want to raise awareness for recycling and water issues; I’ll be constructing a fifteen meter long dragon made from recycled bottles.
The dragon will hang 9 meter above Cohen Lane, outside the Chinese Museum entrance. It will be illuminated at night with internal solar-powered lanterns. During the day, it’s semi-transparent form will interact with the lane-way, sky and surroundings.
As part of the project, several workshops were run for school groups at the Chinese Museum. These resulted in 15, 5-metre long scrolls depicting dragons. These paintings were then used to inform the shape of the dragon sculpture. The scrolls will also be on display inside the Chinese Museum.
It will hang from 21 October, 2012 and be de-installed in May 2013
This project was Commissioned by the City of Melbourne.