Lunar New Year events guide 2023

Lunar New Year occasions assist 2023

2023 is an unique year in the lunar schedule, commemorating 2 zodiacs – the bunny and also the feline. While it is the Year of the Bunny in nations such as China and also Korea, the Vietnamese neighborhood commemorates the Year of the Pet cat.

The Lunar New Year starts on Sunday 22 January, with Saturday 21 January noting the last day of the Year of the Tiger.

Have a look at these arts occasions and also events occurring in your state.

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Melbourne Gallery commemorates Lunar New Year by using you the possibility to discover your zodiac pet, pay attention to late-night DJs, develop your very own Sea Rabbit and also sign up with a narration session.
Saturday 21 January, 10am-10pm

The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) offers a day of cost-free occasions, consisting of paper light workshops, a real-time DJ collection at the freshly appointed Holy Place of Boom, K-pop dancing sessions and also even more. Find the NGV Asian Art Collection with Auspicious Symbols Guided Tours, in English, Chinese and also Auslan.
Sunday 22 January, 10am-3pm

Chinese Gallery and also Road Celebration day is using marked down access at the Gallery of Chinese Background. Shown are 4 events – Fortunate Bunny including the job of musician and also fabric developer Chris Chun, One Million Stories: Chinese Australians 200 years, Han Empire: Life Everlasting and also Searching For Gold: Chinese on the Goldfields. The event in Chinatown will certainly include a Centuries Dragon ceremony, lion dancings, market stalls and also phase efficiencies.
Sunday 22 January, 10am-9pm, (Gallery 1.45pm-6pm, last access 5pm)

Writer Stephen Zhang will certainly be holding an analysis on ‘What Chinese Lunar New Year Way to Me’ at Micro-Labs Melbourne along with 4 global trainees that will certainly share individual tales. Rewards and also tea will certainly be given.
Sunday 22 January, 1.30-5pm

Full the Melbourne CBD experience with Lunar New Year at Fed Square, including tai chi, Chinese dancing courses, brush paint workshops and also even more.
Sunday 22 January, 9.30am-1.30pm

The Melbourne Chamber Orchestra will certainly hold its 10th yearly Chinese New Year performance, motivated by the all-natural elegance of Sichuan District. The one-night only efficiency will certainly be performed by the Artistic Supervisor of the Sichuan Chamber Orchestra, Darrell Ang.
Sunday 4 February, 7.30pm, ticketed


Summertime Shen (one decade old), ‘Chinese Traveling Bunny Watercraft’. Picture: Provided.

Sydney Lunar Celebration returns with a display of art work by 36 passionate young musicians aged 6-12. Their dynamic take on the Year of the Bunny style will certainly be presented on illuminated plinths down George Road, varying from a flying bunny watercraft to one vocal singing their heart out. 5 Asian-Australian musicians additionally share their operate in a collection of banners, consisting of Yasuko Toda, Pei W Kwang, Si Yi Shen, Nancy Liang and also Hyun Hee Lee.

The Celebration’s complete program is loaded with arts and also social offerings, consisting of Chinese scenic tours of Hyde Park Barracks and also the Sydney Music hall, neighborhood events, the Haymarket road event and also a Silk Roadway themed music trip gone along with by a five-course dish.

Some satellite occasions consist of a talk at the Sydney Mechanics Institution of Arts on ‘The Yin and also Yang of the the Chinese Zodiac in the Year of the Bunny’ on 21 January and also Chinese Society Workshops at the Australian National Maritime Gallery on 4-5 February. Presently shown at Chau Chak Wing Gallery is Sentient Paper, an exhibit showcasing Chinese paper art from timeless to modern and also at the China Cultural Centre there’s an exhibit of Chinese paint making use of standard methods, which runs till 24 February.
Saturday 21 January – Sunday 5 February

City of Parramatta commemorates Lunar New Year with 5 gigantic blow up bunnies taking control of Parramatta Square and also Centenary Square, real-time songs and also social efficiencies and also even more. Harmony Under destiny additionally returns with a Lunar New Year spin (efficiency at 8pm).
Saturday 21 January, 4pm-9.30pm

The modern Feeling Asia 2023 Rhodes Lunar New Year Celebration will certainly be held at Rhodes Foreshore Park to recognize the variety of societies and also neighborhoods that share this party.
Sunday 22 January, 10am-6pm

Lunar New Year parties at AGNSW begins as component of the gallery’s Art After Hrs program, including Shahmen Suku (also known as Radha) and also Nicholas Ng with a cooking efficiency, narration and also music partnership. Qing Fong Lion Dancing group take control of the gallery on 4 February, with Oriental Australian musician Hyun Hee Lee holding calligraphic writing and also sewing workshops for kids and also family members.
25 January – 26 February

Chatswood Year of the Bunny Celebration releases with a bunny sculpture path, complied with by the Lunar New Year Funny Celebration (28 January), Harmony in the Park – East Satisfies West (29 January), Golden Light Ceremony (5 February) and also Milan Sounding including Yeo and also Rainbow Chan (10 February).
18 January – 12 February

Thai Community Lunar Feast will certainly include Thai arts and also crafts, and also great deals of regional specials.
Saturday 4 and also Sunday 5 February, 11am-6pm

Cabramatta Luna New Year 2023 event commemorates the Year of the Pet cat and also the Year of the Bunny in Fairfield City with enjoyment trips, fireworks, and also also a fulfill and also welcome with the precious Japanese personality, Hey there Feline.
Saturday 4 February, 11am-8pm

Discover Lunar Sea at the Maritime Gallery with calligraphy, Chinese paint and also opera encounter mask paint. Exterior efficiencies of standard Chinese tools and also a lion dancing will certainly fire up the joyful state of mind in a program provided in collaboration with the China Cultural Centre.
Saturday 4 and also Sunday 5 February, 10am-3pm

4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art commemorates 2 freshly appointed jobs by Oriental Australian musicians. Shown is solo exhibit of Vietnamese Australian musician Rel Pham, Cache till 12 February; and also A Set of Marbled Cone Snails Races to Chinatown for The Unique Braised Eggplant by Indonesian Australian musician and also developer, Evi O, till 16 February.

There are much more bunnies to capture. Head to White Bunny Gallery for its exhibit Shuo Shu 说书, where you can explore the remarkable globe of tales and also their function in China, from previous to provide.
Till 14 May

Read: Exhibit evaluation: Shuo Shu 说书 (Narration), White Bunny Gallery


BrisAsia Celebration goes back to commemorate Lunar New Year with a significant launch event (Friday 3 February), fighting styles screens, regional drag experience Crimson Coco and also much more. New event experiences for 2023 consist of the immersive multidisciplinary experience Spirit Gazing: A Trip via the Planetary Skydome (Saturday 4 February) at the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium and also the BrisAsia Pop-Up Exhibit, Young People with You (4-11 February).
1-19 February

An unique Lunar New Year occasion will certainly additionally be held at Brunswick Road Shopping Center, Determination Valley with a Vietnamese clay numbers workshop, funny, drumming, fighting styles and also an LED lion program.
Saturday 21 January, 4-8pm

Lunar New Year in Gold Shore begins with lion and also dragon professional dancers, an interactive desiring tree, and also follower and also umbrella dance, prior to waning with a fireworks finale.
Sunday 22 January, 3-8pm

Commemorate Lunar New Year in Chinatown, Southport on Sunday 22 January. Picture: Thanks To City of Gold Shore.


This year’s Adelaide Celebration Centre Lunar New Year musician is Khanh Mai, that has actually produced a mural to be revealed on 28 January. Mai states of the job: ‘While Lunar Brand-new Year is a practice that comes from Asia, I intended to highlight its importance and also party below in Adelaide, Australia. Right here it is not just the Oriental neighborhoods that participate in celebrations, yet it’s an event available to all. Therefore, this job is additionally regarding the conference and also exchange of societies that so often occurs in modern nations like Australia.’ This task becomes part of a recurring connection with Adelaide Central Institution of Art.
28 January – 28 February

Story of the Fire Phoenix Az provided by Institution of Chinese Songs and also Arts offers the phase a combination of Western and also Chinese social with the songs narration of Zhao Liang. It’s at Adelaide Celebration Centre for one program just.
Saturday 28 January, 3pm, tickets


Perth Chinese New Year Fair returns and also is held by the Chung Wah Organization. Every person is welcomed to participate the parties with workshops, video games, trips, efficiencies and also even more, at one of one of the most considerable cost-free neighborhood occasions in Perth.
Sunday 29 January, 12 noon-9pm


A Lunar New Year Event, which started on Friday 13 January, will certainly finish in a primary party in Dickson, Canberra. The event party includes regional neighborhood team and also lion dancing entertainers, roaming musicians and also a zodiac bunny sculpture. Site visitors can sustain regional services and also commemorate ability on the outside phase.
Saturday 21 January, 1-11pm


2023 Darwin Chinese New Year Celebration will certainly be held at the Sitzler Netball Arena with cost-free access and also a collection of efficiencies, tasks and also even more. Head over for a day of household enjoyable.
Saturday 18 February, 10.30am-8pm


Commemorate Lunar New Year in Hobart with the 9th yearly event arranged by the Chinese Area Organization of Tasmania. Have a look at a variety of household tasks on the stunning yards of Parliament Residence. There will certainly be a standard outfit and also Cheongsam ceremony, sword efficiency, lion dancing and also a two-metre lengthy firecracker – obstruct your ears and also make some sound!
Sunday 22 January, 10am-4pm

Lion and also dragon professional dancers are no question an essential at Lunar New Year parties. If you’re remaining at house, nonetheless, it’s worth taking a look at the Chinese cartoon animation I Am What I Am – a tale of just how one Cantonese child has the ability to conquer insecurity to contend in a grand lion dance champion. Complements a dish of dumplings…

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