New art installation for 2024
Celebrating the Lunar New Year of the Water Rabbit in 2023 the Grote Business Precinct commissioned local artist Lin Min and Makerspace Adelaide to create an interactive art experience for locals and visitors to engage with.
The creative art and cultural project sponsored by the City of Adelaide has brought many new visitors over the past 3 years to take selfies with the Tiger and Ox installations in 2022 and 2021.
Grote Business Precinct encouraged community groups, businesses, families and friends from all cultures to take a 'good fortune' selfie and share on social media before the installation is removed making way for the Year of the Wooden Dragon in February 2024.
2024 will be the 12th year of the cultural art project which started off as commissioned pavement art chalk drawings by local artists.
When the renovation of Chinatown began involving new paving along Moonta street a new concept had to be created and so Grote Business Precinct Association went for a moveable, interactive art installation instead of pavement art.
This has proved to be very popular with visitors and traders alike embracing a new look Chinatown and interacting with the animal character for 'good fortune' selfies all round year.
A new Dragon installation will be revealed in February 2024. It is hoped it will bring good fortune to the area and prosperity to all.