Part of Manchester’s Chinese New Year Celebrations, which welcome in the Year of the Tiger, a giant tiger will be watching over St Ann’s Square this February.
Created by Decordia Events and brought to you by Manchester BID, this show-stopping sculpture will tower over passersby – but don’t worry, it’s friendly! Cleverly constructed so that it appears as delicate as a children’s toy, this looming sculpture seems to be fragile, but is in fact powerfully strong, due to its makeup of wood and recycled corrugated plastic. The materials that the tiger is made of, say its creators, nod to sustainability and link the natural world of the Tiger and the industrial world in which it stands.
Following 2019’s giant piglet, which was created by international artist and Director of Blackpool’s Lightpool Festival Alex Rinsler, the tiger at St Ann’s Square will no doubt be another artistic highlight of the celebrations, and it’s a particularly great one for families. Beautiful by day, lit by night, this unmissable spectacle is surely worthy of ushering in the Year of the Tiger.