Museum of Brisbane

The Kite Wishes Project

  • 1 Dec 2017 - 29 Apr 2018
  • Exhibition now closed

Create a kite, add your wish and send it flying as part of the celebrations of our exclusive exhibition Mao’s Last Dancer this summer.

The Kite Wishes Project

Mao’s Last Dancer Li Cunxin has a life-long love of kites, creating and flying them as a child in rare and precious moments with his father.

Kites became a metaphor for Li’s life, as his career soared beyond the impoverished commune of his childhood to the ballet stages of the world.

Become part of Li’s story by creating your own kite, adding a wish and flying it with friends and family from across Brisbane as part of The Kite Wishes Project.

Visit Museum of Brisbane during Mao’s Last Dancer the exhibition and design your own kite or be inspired by the koinobori fish template created by Brisbane artist Elysha Rei.

Return on 3 March and send your wishes flying high as part of a kite procession from King George Square to BrisAsia’s Kisaragi-Sai Festival at the Roma Street Parklands.

The parade begins at 4pm, you’re welcome to bring any kite you like as it is a celebration of kites of every kind. You can also pop into the Museum earlier to create a koinobori fish kite using Elysha’s template. Everyone is welcome to show up on the day but if you know you are coming we’d appreciate if you register the size of your group so we can expect you.

Kite Wishes Procession has been rescheduled from Sat 24 Feb to a week later due to weather conditions! This event will now run on Saturday 3 March at 4pm from King George Square.

The Kite Wishes Project is a collaboration between Museum of Brisbane and BrisAsia Festival.