Hopping into the 2023 Lunar New Year at QVMAG

Lunar New Year at QVMAG 2023


This Saturday festivities will begin at the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery in celebration of the 2023 Lunar New Year.  

Celebrated by many cultures across the world, the Lunar New Year is recognised as a time for renewal and is a symbol of joy. 

With each year featuring a different animal from Chinese zodiac, 2023 will celebrate the year of the Rabbit.  

As part of this free community celebration, visitors can expect to enjoy Lion Dance displays, solo and choir singing, live music and Dharani swordplay, alongside tours of the Guan Di Temple exhibition at the Art Gallery at Royal Park.  

City of Launceston Mayor Danny Gibson said it was brilliant to see Launceston filled with vibrant community celebrations for the Lunar New Year. 

'It's great to welcome our community through the doors of the Art Gallery at Royal Park to join in the Lunar New Year festivities,' Cr Gibson said.  

'There is something for all ages to experience as part of the festivities and I encourage everyone to make the most of this free community event at QVMAG.' 

General Manager of Creative Arts and Cultural Services Shane Fitzgerald said the Lunar New Year celebration at QVMAG is one event not to be missed. 

'Lunar New Year is a brilliant way to celebrate our islands diverse culture with communities state-wide,' Fitzgerald said.  

'Working in collaboration with the Launceston Chinese Association, visitors can expect to enjoy a vibrant celebration to welcome in the year of the Rabbit in Launceston. 

'Community activation is an important objective for QVMAG each year. Through such collaboration we're able to foster new ideas, create new concepts and deliver new programs for our community to experience.' 

This celebration is delivered by QVMAG in partnership with the Launceston Chinese Association, supported by the Federation of Chinese Associations Tasmania and is proudly supported by the City of Launceston. 


Lunar New Year community celebration

11am to 12.30pm, Saturday 28 January 2023 

Queen Victoria Art Gallery at Royal Park (2 Wellington Street, Launceston)