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Chinese Zodiac set to be the focus of new exhibition

Posted 23 January 2014 by (Hurstville News)

Mayor of Hurstville, Cr Jack Jacovou is inviting the community to discover more about Lunar New Year celebrations as part of a new exhibition now on at Hurstville Museum and Gallery.

Mayor Jacovou said Stories of the Zodiac: Exploring the 12 Animal Signs in Asian Culture is a unique exhibition which focuses on the 12 signs of the Chinese Zodiac and their meanings.

"This exhibition provides a remarkable insight into the Chinese Zodiac and is a celebration of the 12 animals that create the zodiac and their expression in art, craft and customs,” he said.

“In addition, the exhibition includes unique works of art provided by the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney as well as other interesting objects associated with the animals of the zodiac.”

Mayor Jacovou said the exhibition is a focal part of Hurstville City Council’s 2014 Hurstville Lunar New Year festivities.

“I invite everyone in the community to come along and experience the unique character of Hurstville’s Lunar New Year Festival at Stories of the Zodiac: Exploring the 12 Animal Signs in Asian Culture ,” he said.

The official opening of Stories of the Zodiac: Exploring the 12 Animal Signs in Asian Culture will be held at Hurstville Museum & Gallery, 14 MacMahon Street, Hurstville, on Saturday, 1 February 2014 at 1.00pm. All welcome.

In addition, at the official opening, there will be special guest speaker, Min-Jung Kim, Curator Asian Arts & Design from the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney who will provide an insightful presentation not to be missed.

The exhibition will run until 2 March 2014 and is proudly sponsored by Hurstville City Council’s 2014 Hurstville Lunar New Year Gold sponsor, ANZ.

For more information on 2014 Hurstville Lunar New Year events and activities, visit http://www.hurstville.nsw.gov.au/Lunar-New-Year.html

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