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The Lunar New Year Wishing Tree

26 Jan 2019

Introducing the QVB Wishing Tree

Created for Lunar New Year, our peach blossom tree is adorned with miniature piglets in honour of the Year of the Pig.

Peach blossoms are a popular motif often depicted in Chinese art. The tree itself was first cultivated in China more than one thousand years ago and is today revered as a symbol of longevity, prosperity and romance. In honour of this, our team of creatives has crafted the QVB Wishing Tree – a peach blossom tree installation beneath the dome. Our tree reaches 6 metres tall and spans more than 4.5 metres in diameter.

Take a seat upon its base on Ground Floor and look up – you’ll notice the blossoms are actually thousands of tiny felt piglets, a nod to Year of the Pig. Snapping a selfie with our peach blossom tree? Don’t forget to use #QVBLNY.

On Level 2, you’ll find our Wishing Station, where you can place your wishes. While there, visit one of many rotating pop-ups, including a custom letterpress where you’ll receive a complimentary LNY piglet print to take home – select times only.



How to add your Wish:

  1. Write your wishes for the Year of the Pig onto the wishing card
  2. Take your card to the Level 2 Wishing Station
  3. That’s it! Your wishes will be added to the dome for display.


The QVB Wishing Tree was created by Pink Cactus

Pink Cactus is the Sydney (Rockdale) based creative company of professional and life partners Georgina Buchanan and Govinda Webster. Their mutual training in Production Crafts at NIDA has enabled to pair to work in the prop and set making field for the last decade, evolving their combined skills in engineering, design and art finishing to an exceptional level. The duo’s interdisciplinary work includes the mediums of sculpture, puppetry, lighting installations and scenic art. Pink Cactus have a large workshop and a team of talented staff who have created many different public artworks for events such as Sydney Festival, Chinese New Year Sydney and Vivid Sydney.