The Garden of Cloud and Stone

Chinatown Public Domain
Corner of Thomas Street and Ultimo Road, Sydney
Official Launch Friday, 16 February, 2.30pm

Lindy Lee's major new public commission in Sydney's Chinatown, The Garden of Cloud and Stone, will be launched on Chinese New Year by Clover Moore, Lord Mayor of Sydney.

Working in collaboration with Jane Irwin Landscape Architecture and Hill Thalis Architecture, Lee and her team at Urban Art Projects have created a 'garden' featuring dramatic clouds floating over Thomas streets, bronze scholars' rocks, a pavement composed of flung bronze components, and a natural stone water feature.

In ancient Chinese philosophy, clouds are considered a sign of good fortune. They represent the union of yin and yang because they are a fusion of the elements of water and air, sky and earth. Stones are a Chinese symbol of longevity, linked to yang energy - energy that is alive and unchanged for an immeasurable amount of time.