As part of the 2019 Year of the Pig Chinese New Year celebrations, a sculpture created by local Chinese arts organisation Pagoda Arts and artists Barbara Disney and Rebecca Lines will be on display at the Museum of Liverpool throughout February.
Last year Pagoda Arts set the Pigsy Challenge, a project to create a sculpture using recycled lucky money envelopes and the traditional art of paper folding, Origami. These little red envelopes represent good luck for the year ahead and are a traditional gift given during Chinese New Year.
With the help of more than 10,000 volunteers and 30 organisations between Liverpool and Hong Kong, Pagoda Arts have collected and folded 120,000 paper envelopes into delicate Origami fish, butterflies, lanterns and zodiac animals. The sculpture is based on ‘Pigsy’, a greedy and mischievous character in the 16th century classic Chinese novel 'Journey to the West'.
Augmented reality trail: Jingwei and Piggy's big journey
Come to the Museum of Liverpool to begin a magical augmented reality adventure, which takes you through Liverpool’s Chinatown. You follow the map and look for the little magical red signs that come to life and play a film when you scan them. Each film is another moment in Jingwei and Piggy’s big journey from the East to the West - all the way to Liverpool!
You can pick up a map from our Information Desk and you need to download the free RoAR application.
Find out more on the Culture Liverpool website.