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The Last Lion

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The Last Lion

Artists: Sophi Odling, Christina Huynh

The race is on. Who can save the last lion? Children worldwide are beginning to forget, joy fades along with the magic and wonder of the last lion. The last known spotting of the majestic beast was in Burwood Chinatown Precinct after dark in 2021.

Two children made accounts of witnessing a lion beast glowing, shimmering, and playfully dancing on the corner of Railway Parade and Clarendon Place in Burwood. Curiosity captured them as they took to the creature. Upon sighting the beast, it floated in an instance, beautiful and powerful, and before they could grasp it with all their might and sight — it vanished, never to be found again.

Various accounts have emerged, including during a moon festival, a local chef claimed sightings of a similar glowing figure rustling through and helping itself to his pantry! Many accounts have reported a glowing figure wandering in mischief through the laneways of the Burwood Chinatown Precinct and Chinatown precincts worldwide.

Still, none to this day have yet to grasp its magnificence since 2021.

Commissioned by Burwood Council, in partnership with Burwood Chinatown, this artwork is a celebration of the innocence of childhood, the mystery of Burwood After Dark and is supported by the Racism Not Welcome Burwood Campaign.

Unveiled November 2021




作者:Sophi Odling, Christina Huynh 



两个小孩看见了这只狮子,它通体发光,一闪一闪的,在宝活中国城Railway ParadeClarendon Place的街角开心地舞动。小孩好奇地向狮子走去,在看到狮子的一瞬间,它居然飘了起来,身形庞大,无与伦比。可当孩子们要伸手去抓这只狮子时,它却消失了,从此再也没有出现过。  

类似的传说无独有偶。宝活市当地的一名厨师也曾在中秋月夜看见一只会发光的东西从身边经过,沙沙作响,钻进了储藏食物的屋子里,还会自己拿东西吃!还有很多人都说自己曾在宝活中国城和世界各地的中国城街上见过这只会发光的狮子。 然而二零二一年已接近尾声,直至今天,还无人有幸能够完整地目睹它华丽的身躯。